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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Ickleton Parish Council website

This accessibility statement applies to http://www.ickletonparishcouncil.org.uk/

The website is run by Ickleton Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (you can highlight text and click the speaker icon)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format please contact the Clerk:

Email: clerk@ickleton-pc.org.uk

Telephone: 01223 861924

We will consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are 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 please contact the Clerk:

Email: clerk@ickleton-pc.org.uk

Telephone: 01223 861924

Enforcement procedure

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

Ickleton 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.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Ickleton Parish Council is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • You cannot navigate the website using speech recognition software.
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader. There is a ‘listen to page’ facility on every page but it does not read navigation menus, only the page content.
  • There may be pages with read more/click here links.
  • Some older PDF and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they are accessible to a screen reader.
  • There may be some pages where HTML isn’t perfectly formed, such as stray end tags.
  • There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).
  • Some images on the website pages may not have a text alternative, so the information on them isn’t available to people using a screen reader.

Disproportionate burden

It would be a disproportionate burden in relation to the cost and ongoing maintenance to fix some of the accessibility issues.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

None.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

The Parish Council is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. In consultation with the web designer we are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 16th October 2020.

This website was last tested on 16th October 2020. The test was carried out by Ickleton Parish Council and Shaggy Dog Web Design.

We used the self-evaluation approach to decide on a sample of pages to test and carried out an accessibility check of our website using the AChecker website. The majority of issues identified can be overcome in individual browsers using our websites accessibility tool button.

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