This accessibility statement applies to the Welcombe Parish Council section of the Welcombe Village Website.
This section of the website is run by Welcombe Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
live video streams do not have captions
some of our online documents may be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF or large print:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Welcombe Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the exemptions listed below.
Some information published before 23rd September 2018
Audio and video
Third party content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Welcombe Parish Council uses Google Drive to host documents, presentations and survey forms. The Google system may, at times, not comply with all web content accessibility guidelines.
The content display using Google Drive may not always comply with web content accessibility guidelines. At present moving this content to another service that would be fully compliant would present a disproportionate burden on the Parish Council. This will be kept under review.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
How we tested this website
All pages in the Welcombe Parish Council section of this website were tested using:
axe-Coconut accessibility tool within the Chrome browser
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We plan to improve accessibility on the Welcombe Parish Council section of this website by:
Regularly reviewing pages within the section
Testing all new pages and update content when they are published
Where possible making content outside of the scope of the regulations accessible
Reviewing third party components to improve accessibility where possible
Reviewing alternative third party components that may provide better accessibility compliance
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 23/9/20. It was last reviewed on 23/9/20.
This website was last tested on 21/9/20. The test was carried out internally. All Welcombe Parish Council website pages were tested.