Accessibility Statement for edlesborough-pc.gov.uk

This website is run by Edlesborough 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 using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • We have 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 content uploaded to this website is not fully accessible:

  • some 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 please contact the clerk:

  • email - [email protected]
  • telephone - 01525 229358
  • or write to the Council at: Edlesborough Parish Council, The Clerk, 15 Summerleys, Edlesborough, Bedfordshire, LU6 2HR

We will consider your request and respond within 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:

  • email - [email protected]
  • telephone - 01525 229358
  • or write to the Council at: Edlesborough Parish Council, The Clerk, 15 Summerleys, Edlesborough, Bedfordshire, LU6 2HR

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 the Council

Should you wish to contact the Council in person, an appointment can be made using the contact information below:

  • email - [email protected]
  • telephone - 01525 229358
  • or write to the Council at: Edlesborough Parish Council, The Clerk, 15 Summerleys, Edlesborough, Bedfordshire, LU6 2HR

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Edlesborough 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 framework is compliant with the www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/ AA standard. Some content is partially compliant, due to the non-compliant items listed below.

Non accessible content

Some pages may contain attachments which are not currently compliant, such as:

  • Older PDF files such as Meeting Minutes and Agendas published before 23rd September 2018.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We will do all we can to identify content that is non-compliant and where possible provide an alternative format upon request.

When we publish new content we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards and our website is regularly reviewed to ensure all the pages are compliant. If you find a page that you are having difficulty accessing its content, please contact us at the above details and we will assist you in gaining access to the content where possible.

Disproportionate burden

We have not identified any areas that we believe constitute a disproportionate burden.

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 are accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix meeting agendas or minutes for meetings which were published prior to 23 September 2018. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 14th September 2020.

We tested a sample of pages:

  • our main website platform, available at www.edlesborough-pc.gov.uk
  • our contact details at www.edlesborough-pc.gov.uk/parish-council/councillors/
  • our Council meeting agendas page at www.edlesborough-pc.gov.uk/parish-council/meetings-minutes/

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We plan to improve accessibility on this website by addressing non-compliance issues (where possible) by September 2020. We also run monthly and quarterly reports to identify and address accessibility issues.

This statement was prepared on 24th August 2020. It was last updated on 14th September 2020.