Accessibility Statement for Chittlehampton Parish Council

22 September 2020
This Accessibility Statement is for the website
It is the parish council’s desire to make information as available as is possible to anyone with:  
•         impaired vision
•         motor difficulties
•         cognitive impairments or learning disabilities
•         deafness or impaired hearing

How Accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.
Compliance status
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Non-accessible content
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information.
Other images have either alternative text or a link to a text document.  When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
It is our intention that all images will be fully accessible by September 2021.
Any new or replacement documents posted on our website from 31 December 2020 will be accessible.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
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 links to external content which are outside of our control are also exempt from the accessibility regulations.

Disproportionate burden

The parish council has researched the costs involved in having a new, fully compliant website purchased or having its existing website professionally reviewed by one of the commercial services offering this service. The parish council currently considers that the costs involved place a disproportionate burden on the parish council’s finances when taking into account:
·       the number of visitors to its website
·       the number of residents in the village who would benefit from the website being made fully accessible
·       the degree to which any disabled users would benefit from the website being made more compliant
·       that content on the website is not specifically aimed at people who have a disability
·       that the parish council will provide information in a more accessible form if requested  
·       the importance of prioritising and maintaining the availability of finances to meet any sudden expenditure necessary as a result of            the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The parish council will work towards making its website as compliant as possible without spending a disproportionate level of public funds in achieving this.

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 please email:
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The parish council will consider your request and get back to you in 7 working days.

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’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: the clerk by telephone on 07810 832863 or External link opens in new tab or windowby email.

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).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 22 September 2020.  The test was carried out by self-evaluation.