WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

 

We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website www.wotton-under-edge.com  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
  • Listen to most of the website using a screenreader

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

PARTS OF THIS WEBSITE THAT ARE NOT FULLY ACCESSIBLE

 

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

  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

This section will be updated further on receipt of the website accessibility compliance report expected in October 2020.

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 us by:

Email: clerk@wotton-under-edge.com

Tel: 01453843210

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions as follows:

Email: clerk@wotton-under-edge.com

Tel: 01453843210

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 are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us via email to clerk@wotton-under-edge.com

 

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Services (EASS).

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WEBSITE’S ACCESSIBILITY

 

Wotton-under-Edge Town Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

 

Compliance Status

 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

 

Non-accessible content

 

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

 

Our PDF documents do not comply with WCAG 2.1.  We will work to replace these and to ensure all future documents added to the website are compliant.

We have appointed a contractor to test our website for compliance with WCAG 2.1 and will update the information in this section when we receive the report, which is expected in October 2020.

 

Disproportionate Burden

 

This section will be updated on receipt of the website accessibility compliance report in October 2020.

Navigation and accessing information

 

This section will be updated on receipt of the website accessibility compliance report in October 2020.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

 

Many of our older PDFs do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they are accessible to a screen reader.

Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs of meeting Minutes and agendas, plus policy and procedure documents.  From October 2020 we plan to gradually replace these documents with accessible PDFs/Word documents or HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services.  For example, we do not plan to fix old copies of meeting Minutes prior to 23 September 2018.  Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will aim to meet accessibility standards.

 

HOW WE TESTED THE WEBSITE

 

We have requested a contractor to check our website for accessibility compliance and expect a report in October 2020.

WHAT WE’RE DOING TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY

 

We will act upon the information provided in the accessibility compliance report when we receive this from our contractor.  We will check all new documents added to our website for accessibility.

 

PREPARATION OF THIS ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

 

This statement was prepared on 18th September 2020.  It was last reviewed on 18th September 2020.

This website is currently being tested by Town and Parish C