Website accessibility statement for St Dennis Parish Council

This accessibility statement applies to https://stdennisparishcouncil.org.uk/

The website is run by St Dennis Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts on most pages.
  • Zoom in up to 300%without the text spilling off the screen.
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/ has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is.

We know that some areas of the website are not fully accessible:

  • You cannot easily navigate the website just using a keyboard
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to the screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, Large Print, Easy read, audio recording or braille:

Reporting accessibility Problems

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,  contact us

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 websites accessibility

St Dennis 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.

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to: ‘the non-compliances’,

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Partial non-conformance to WCAG 2.1 Level (AA) 1.4.3. Due to a lack of well contrasted colours in the foreground and background on one page. We look to having this addressed by our website provider by January 2021.
  • We are aware of navigational issues when using a keyboard which partially fails WCAG2.1 AAA. There is a lack of visual feedback for the element in focus. This functionality will be addressed via our website builder / provider.
  • The repeatable header and footer elements were not skippable when navigating solely using a keyboard. This is a non-conformance of WCAG 2.1 Level (A) 2.4.1 To resolve this appropriate hooks will be implemented after all header and footer content which allows the user to tab past the header on all pages.
  • In addition to the above header and footer content isn’t skippable within the site. This requires a change to how the backend tags header and footer content. This means we should resolve both issues 1.31 and WCAG2.1 (A) 2.4.1 above at the same time.
  • Finally some of the images do not have a text alternative, so the information in them is not available to people using a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives to all images by April 2021. When publishing new content, we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
  • We plan to fix the issues highlighted working with our website provider over the next year.

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

PDFs and other documents

3rd Party Content.

  • We often use links to 3rd Party content and documents. We cannot guarantee that all 3rd party content is accessible. We are not responsible for 3rd Party content.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are currently working with outside contractors to fix the issues found within the full report.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

  • This statement was prepared on 21st September 2020.
  • This website was last tested on 17th February 2020. The test was carried out by St Dennis Parish Council following the basic accessibility check guidance from gov.uk.
  • A sample of pages were randomly selected for testing.

You can read the full accessibility test report

accessibility check