Accessibility Statement for Woodchester Parish Website

This accessibility statement refers to

This website is run by Woodchester 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:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  •  navigate most of the website just using a keyboard
  • 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.

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

How accessible this website is

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

  • some PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • maps may be difficult to navigate using screen reader software

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in this website in a different format, contact us and tell us:

  • the website address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible pdf.

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

Mrs Ann Bijkerk
‘Hillside’, Manor Drive, Woodchester, GL5 5NU
Telephone: 01453 873456

Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Website 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 Website’s Accessibility

Woodchester 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 and exemptions listed below:

Non-Accessible Content

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

Non-Compliance with the Accessibility Regulations

We may have some scanned PDF documents on our website e.g. our Annual Governance and Accountability Returns (AGARs). Scanned PDF documents do not comply with the Accessibility Regulations 2018, but these documents can be provided in an alternative format, or on alternative media, on request.

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).

When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Content that’s not Within the Scope of the Accessibility Regulations

Third party social media share bars may not meet the required colour contrast levels.

The accessibility requirements do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.  Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on the 21st September 2020.  It will be reviewed in 2022.

The website was last tested on July 2020.  The test was carried out by Woodchester Parish Council.

We used the methodology described in the Government Guidance document ‘Doing a Basic Accessibility Check‘ and using the WAVE tool recommended in that publication.