Website Accessibility Statement – Staverton Parish Council

Website Accessibility Statement – Staverton Parish Council

Using this website

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.  For example, 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
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software and
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader

 

We have tried to make 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 are these webpages?

We know some parts of these webpages are not fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

 

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, contact Karen Smith, Parish Clerk:

email: clerk.stavertonpc@gmail.com

phone: 07929 032570

address: 1 James Close, Plymouth PL9 8PX

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

The Parish Council know that some parts of this website are not fully accessible, but we are working on it.  In some areas we are dependent on third party software being upgraded to support improved accessibility.  We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website, so if you find any problems, or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the Clerk via one of the methods above.

 

Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).  If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) at https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Staverton Parish Council is committed to making this 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.  We are working towards full compliancy and more details of actions taken and planned can be found here.

 

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

Many of our older PDF documents may not meet accessibility standards, for example they may not be structured so that they are accessible to a screen reader.  The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDF’s or other documents published before 23 September 2018, if they are not essential to providing our services.  If you find that there is a particular document you need converting, please let us know and, if at all possible, we will update it.

 

Any new PDF’s we publish will meet accessibility standards.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 2nd September 2020.  It was last reviewed on 2nd September 2020.

 

This website was last tested on 29th April 2020.  The test was carried out by Simon Oldridge.

 

We will review the website on an annual basis and update any changes as and when required.

 

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