Accessibility

Accessibility Statement for Aslockton Parish Council

This website is run by Aslockton Parish Council. 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
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of 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:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • some statutory documents cannot be made accessible but must be published on the website.

some information received from third parties and appended to the meeting papers may not be fully accessible.

Feedback and contact information

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

We will consider your request and get back to you in 15 working days.

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)

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

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

We will consider your request and get back to you in 15 working days.

If you wish to visit the office and cannot view the map on our ‘home’ page, ​​contact us for directions.​

We have an audio induction loop at the reception desk.

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Aslockton 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.

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

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some documents and PDFs are non-compliant as they are not readable by a screen viewer.  These include documents created by Aslockton Parish Council as well as externally created documents.

Aslockton Parish Council is working to create accessible versions of all internal documents by 10th April 2021 however, some externally provided documents may not be able to be made accessible by this date.

The Council is required by law to publish certain documents as scans of signed paper originals, such as the Annual Governance and Accountability Return. These documents are not currently accessible.

The Council will provide alternative accessible documents which will have the same essential content on request.

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

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018​ if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 9 October 2020 The test was carried out using Web Accessibility and Wave by Aslockton Parish Council.

We tested one (1) page from each page template to determine accessibility of each template.

This statement was prepared on 9th October 2020 and was last updated on 9th October 2020.