Our Accessibility Goals
This website is run by Quethiock Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We aim to use plain language and avoid unnecessary jargon and acronyms on this website. However, there may be pages or documents, such as planning documents or council reports, where complex or technical language is often necessary and used.
If you need information on this website in a different format like an accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille we’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.
Tell Us What You Think
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01579 342053.
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) www.equalityadvisoryservice.com.
The site has been tested in the following browsers:
- IE8 (basic) and above
Making your computer work for you
There are many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you. The AbilityNet my computer my way guide [https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/mcmw] has helpful advice on customising your computer.
Some Documents on this website are available in PDF format. You need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view these documents. The reader is free to download from the Adobe Reader download page [http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/]. Adobe provides advice on accessibility [http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html] for those who have difficulty viewing documents in PDF format.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below…
Both ARIA menus, and forms are lacking appropriate labels, as well as header elements being skipped. This causes a discrepancy with WCAG 2.1 (A) 1.3.1. To resolve this non-conformance all web elements will be standardized with a focus on appropriate use of html elements to enable accessibility before graphics. This also needs to be resolved in all future PDFs as well as a large piece of work to remediate old PDFs.
In text links are displayed solely with a change of colour to the font. This is a non conformance with WCAG 2.1 (A) 1.4.1. When resolving the html elements, making the hyperlinks underlined will create another visual cue to identify in-text links.
Foreground and background elements are lacking appropriate contrast to meet WCAG 2.1 (AA) 1.4.3. This only occurs in a select number of instances as the majority of content is black on white. This can be changed during the remask of web links, but shouldn’t impact the business element of the color scheme.
Header and footer elements aren’t skippable on non ‘home page’ page. This fails in accordance to WCAG 2.1 (A) 2.4.1. This will be resolved by having the focus hook occur after the header on all pages that aren’t the landing page.
As certain web-elements lack appropriate tags and don’t parse appropriately. This will be resolved at the same time as the html elements are being pushed towards a focus on accessibility. This will make the website fall in line with WCAG 2.1 (A) 4.1.1.
This website was last tested on the 16th of January 2020. We tested all pages on our website, and a range of PDFs available at https://quethiockparishcouncil.gov.uk/newsletters/ and https://quethiockparishcouncil.gov.uk/finance/.
This statement was prepared on the 26th of January 2020.