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Accessibility statement

 

Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to www.downleyparishcouncil.org, which is the website of Downley Parish Council.

This website is run by Downley 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:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • 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’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:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

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:

  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • call 01494 257711
  • write to us at: The Clerk, Downley Parish Council, The Community Centre, School Close, Downley, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5TR

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

If you would like to contact us, please use the email address, ‘phone number or address shown above.

The Clerk is also available at the Community Centre to see face-to -face appointments most weekday mornings from 10:00 am

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Downley 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.

Compliance status

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.

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG2.1 success criterion1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images as soon as possible. When we publish new material, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

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

Some PDF’s published since September 2018 are not in an accessible format, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. We plan to replace these as soon as possible. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of PDF’s meets accessibility standards

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).

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.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other 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.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 27th August 2021 & Will be reviewed quarterly

This website was last tested on 25th August 2021. The test was carried out internally.

Contact Us

Downley Parish Council

Downley Community Centre

School Close

Downley

HP13 5TR

Email: Clerk@downleyparishcouncil.org

Tel: 01494 257711 (Office hours: 10am-1pm Monday to Friday)