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Accessibility Statement for Great Cheverell Parish Council

This website is run by Ringstones Media of Salisbury, Wiltshire. 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 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 appreciate that some parts of this website may not fully accessible:

• you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
• most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
• some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
• you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

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:

•  Write to:

Mrs Jacqui Abbott
71 Damask Way
BA12 9PP
• or Telephone: 07709 005545

• or Email:

We will consider your request and get back to you.

If we display a location map and you cannot view it, or you need to visit us, telephone or email us here for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Parish Clerk on the details given above.

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 are 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

We provide a text relay service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us here.

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Great Cheverell 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 may be non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

Documents provided in non-html code, for example .doc or pdf documents supplied by the website owner or its representatives, may not be accessible. These document are not necessarily authored by the website designer and therefore could be non-compliant.

The potential WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria the problems could fail on are:

•  1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) Level AA
•  1.4.4 Resize text Level AA
•  1.4.10 Reflow Level AA(Added in 2.1)
•  1.4.11 Non-text Contrast Level AA (Added in 2.1)
•  1.4.12 Text Spacing Level AA(Added in 2.1)
•  2.4.6 Headings and Labels Level AA
•  3.1.2 Language of Parts Level AA
•  3.1.2 Language of Parts Level AA

Potential problems when identified, would be brought to the attention of the web owner for rectification as intervention on behalf of the website would not be possible under disproportionate burden or where the problem is outside the scope of the accessibility regulations.

Where appropriate, we plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

Ringstones Media is confident that their website builds meet accessibility standards. However, the company is a sole trader, who could not reasonably afford to pay an external supplier to do a detailed WCAG 2.1 evaluation.

In order to comply with the spirit of the regulations, Ringstones Media run basic tests against the (WCAG) 2.1 recommendations. We are guided by W3C’s ‘How to Meet WCAG (Quick Reference)’as detailed here.

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 may not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.2 .

Some of our PDFs and Word documents may be employed to provide our services. For example, we may have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, or forms published as Word documents.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested in February 2020. The test was carried out by Ringstones Media.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test, being our Home Page.This page was considered to be a representative illustration of the website's overall style and content

Our declaration

You can see the full accessibility report and webmaster's declaration, published by Ringstones Media here.

This statement was prepared on 19th February 2020
It was updated on 1st March 2023

Reference Sources:
Make your website or app accessible and publish an accessibility statement
Sample accessibility statement for a fictional public sector website
Doing a basic accessibility check if you cannot do a detailed one
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
How to Meet WCAG (Quick Reference)