Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for http://www.charnockrichardparishcouncil.com

This website is run by Charnock Richard 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:

  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

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.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us via carolyn.parishcouncil@googlemail.com or 07714 574 478 for directions.

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 Parish Council Clerk, Mrs Carolyn Cross, via:

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our public meetings have audio induction loops, for other requirements please contact us.

Contact us via the Parish Council Clerk, Mrs Carolyn Cross:

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Charnock Richard 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

No issues found.

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

No issues found.

Interactive tools and transactions

No issues found.

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).

Some of our PDF documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on meeting agendas and minutes. From September 2020, these are now accessible.

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. For example, we do not plan to fix historic minutes of meetings.

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

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 17th August 2020. The test was carried out by Charnock Richard Parish Council.

We ran all our website pages through accessibility testing tool https://wave.webaim.org/ to identify and resolve issues.

We tested:

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

This statement was prepared on 13th September 2020. It was last updated on 13th September 2020.

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