Alveley and Romsley Parish Council Website Accessibility Statement
This website is run by Alveley and Romsley Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and, to this end, we are committed to making this website accessible and fully compliant, in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Under the Equality Act 2010 we must ensure we do not unlawfully discriminate in our service delivery and make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities where necessary. We are constantly working to improve the accessibility and usability of our site, 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.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.
- Agendas, meeting minutes, policies and account documents are uploaded in .pdf and Microsoft Office formats (Microsoft Word .doc, .docx and Microsoft Excel, .xls). These documents cannot be read with a screen reader
- Code controlling the display and downloading of documents under the "Official Documents" section on the Parish Council page is not yet WCAG AA compliant
- Code controlling the display of Parish Councillors section on the Parish Council page is not yet WCAG AA compliant
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:
- Phone: 07972040818
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 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 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 the website's accessibility
Alveley and Romsley 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:
- 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. 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 will be published inline with accessibility standards
- Code controlling the download of software and displaying of Councillor information is not compliant. This will be addressed in future software releases
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.
- It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content
- It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping
- Our forms are built and hosted through third party software. WCAG compliance for certain components is dependent on certain WCAG compliancy features being included in future software releases
- Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag
content that's not within the scope of accessibility regulations
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. 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.
The following list of items are included on the website and are not within the scope of the accessibility regulations:
- PDFs/documents (pre September 2018)
- Interactive maps unless they provide core information
- Content that’s under someone else’s control that we haven’t paid for or developed how we test the site
what we're doing to improve accessibility
Work is underway to address the remaining areas of non-compliance, the majority will be addressed by future software releases.
preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 1st December 2020. It was last reviewed on 1st December 2020.
This website is tested regularly, it was last tested on 22nd October 2020 by ALV Consultancy Limited.