Website accessibility statement for website.

This website is run by Brinsworth Parish Council.  We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.  For example, this means that 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 screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).

We’ve also made 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 This Website Is

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

  • Some of the page headings do not make it clear what the page is.
  • Menus cannot be navigated without a mouse.
  • Some of the pictures do not have alternative text.
  • Some parts of pages have low contrast.

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact us:

email – or call – 01709 916890 (option 1)

We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days

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

Reporting Accessibility Problems With The Website 

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.  If you find any problems on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please let us know.

email – or call – 01709 916890 (option 1)

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 Service (EASS).

Technical Information About This Website’s Accessibility

Brinsworth 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 listed below:-

  • Some of the pages don’t have correct headings.
  • Some images do not have alternative text.
  • The site cannot be navigated without a mouse.
  • Some parts of pages hove low contrast.

Non-Accesible Content

The contents listed below are not accessible for the following reasons:-

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information.  This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020.  When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Some page headings are different to the title of the page.  We plan to ensure all page headings are correct and up to date by November 2020.

Some parts of pages have contrast issues.  We plan to have this fully compliant by September 2020.

Disproportionate Burden 

The menu cannot be navigated without using a mouse.  This is a disproportionate burden as our current budget did not include covering the cost of this work.  We plan to investigate the cost of this work in autumn/winter to see if it is a viable cost to include in next year’s budget.

Content Not Within the Scope of the Accessibility Regulations

PDF’s and word documents are essential to providing our services and include, for example, information on how the Council is run, agendas and minutes.  Any information will be added as an HTML page from September 2020, and we will explore the cost of replacing existing documents over the next financial year.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility.

After the initial review, we are working through the list of items that are not compliant and discussing ways to improve these with our web developer.  Our plan is to tackle things which can make the most difference and are within our budget limitations, and remaining items on the list will be discussed by Councillors at the budget review so an agreement can be made on what can be done in the next financial year.

Preparation of Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 16th July 2020 and it was last reviewed on 16th July 2020.

The website was last tested on 25th June 2020.  The test was carried out by Brinsworth Parish Council once our web developer had completed some of the initial changes we asked for.

We have tested a random sample of pages clicking on random choices through the menus and have also looked at pages that are most frequently visited.