Corscombe, Halstock and District Parish Council

Accessibility statement Adopted 30.11. 2020

The above Parish website www.CHDPC.org is hosted by Tron Media and maintained by the individual Parish.

The above Parish endeavours to make their websites as accessible as possible to everyone, including those with disabilities and those who use assistive technologies to browse the web. Some of the ways in which we strive to achieve this are as follows:

Changing colours, font, text size and other settings

All modern browsers allow you to change colours and font sizes. We’ve tried to create a site which doesn’t get in the way when you change these settings.

For advice on changing settings, check out the BBC’s accessibility pages.

Screen readers

A screen reader is a program which reads out the information displayed on your computer to you. Screen Readers can be useful to enable blind and partially sighted people to browse the internet and carryout other tasks using their computer.

There are a variety of Screen Readers available via the internet. The following websites contain information regarding accessibility software and resources:

  • BBC My Web My Way
  • UK Accessible technology

Plain English

We try to write in plain English and avoid jargon. If you don’t understand something, please let us know.

How accessible is this website

We know some parts of the websites aren’t fully accessible:

  • Older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information for this website in a different format please contact the Parish Clerk by using the details below:

CHparishclerk@gmail.com

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think accessibility requirements aren’t being met please contact the Parish Clerk by using the details below:

CHparishclerk@gmail.com

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The above Parish is committed to making its websites 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-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Issues with PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and other documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

Some of our 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. By June 2021, we aim to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

We aim to ensure that any new documents we publish meet accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

We have not identified anything that qualifies as disproportionate burden as of yet, but we are still evaluating our site and may update this when we identify issues.

This website has not yet been tested.