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Accessibility Statement

Adopted 07/09/2020

Introduction

This website is run by Pembury Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this service. 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 the service using a screen reader
  • the text and pictures will reflow when you change the size of the browser window.

We’ve also made the text in the service as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible is this website?

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • At one point we display location information on a map – however, there is also a postcode link that’s accessible to visually impaired users using assistive technology.
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • There is no site map

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

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

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

If you cannot view the map on our home page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: The Clerk, Pembury Parish Council giving the page title and the nature of the problem to:

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 service’s accessibility

Pembury 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.

The non-accessible parts are listed below.

Non accessible content

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

Some links do not describe the landing page they are taking you to.  This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.4 (Link purpose (In context)). We plan to put the full description by the end of October 2020.

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

New PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Content should be structured logically and accessed by a screen reader.  Some events have images of posters which are not accessible by screen readers.  New events will include alternative text with full details so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

How we tested this service

The service was last tested on 17 July 2020 and was checked for compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA. The test was carried out by Pembury Parish Council.

This page was prepared on 7 September 2020.