Accessibility statement for Tur Langton Parish Council's Website

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.turlangton-pc.org.uk.

This website is run by Tur Langton 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:

  • Some elements around the top and bottom of the page may make it harder to navigate using a keyboard or screen reader;

  • If you view the website at a high zoom level, or on a device with a small screen, you may have to scroll both vertically and horizontally to see some content;

  • On some pages, the order in which a keyboard or screen reader software finds page sections may be confusing - although wherever possible, we have taken action to ensure that this is not the case.

  • Some pages contain links to documents, for example, scanned PDFs, that may not be easy to read for some users. If you have problems viewing this content, please get in touch - we can provide them in an alternative format on request.

Feedback and contact information

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 2 business 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, please contact the clerk using the details above, which can also be found on our contact page.

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

Tur Langton 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 exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content
Disproportionate burden

Top of page promotional banner content

These page elements may cause some problems for keyboard or screen-reader navigators by breaking the meaningful flow of information within the page. We use a website creation toolset to build and contribute to the council website, as it allows us to provide content with a limited set of resources, and with a fixed budget. ​

 

We're unable to remove these elements without taking on a greater financial obligation to the toolset creator - one which would potentially be expensive. 

 

If these elements cause you issues navigating our website, please let us know, and we will endeavor to find a way to help resolve the problem for you.

 

Some parts of the council website may not be"Responsive" when viewed at a high enough zoom level, or on a device with a small screen.

When the viewport (browser window) is deliberately made small, or the site is zoomed in to a high level, it may be necessary to use both horizontal and vertical scrolling in order to view all the content.

 

As with other issues noted here, we make use of a toolset to aid us in creating this website, with which options for fully responsive design are limited. To make the site fully responsive, we would need to either replace the toolset entirely, or recreate much of the site content, neither of which are really reasonable options for the council.

 

For the most part, the website exists within a small content frame that should be visible without having to scroll horizontally. If you do find that you need to do so, please let us know, so that we can redesign the layout of the page in question to help.

On some pages, tab or screen reader navigation may be confusing for some users.

Try as we might, we've been unable to achieve the tab navigation flow we would like for some links using our website creation toolset - specifically, the "Jigsaw Library" link on the home page - although other links have been made more friendly for tab-navigation like browsing where possible.

As this is again related to our website creation toolset, we consider it a disproportionate burden to fully remediate - but, if you do find any keyboard or screen reader based navigation confusing, please leave feedback for us, and we'll try to find another home for the content in question.

Some Linked Documents may not be fully accessible.

The council website contains a number of linked documents, spanning several years, that may not be fully accessible - for example, scanned pdf documents.

 

In order to make these documents fully compliant, they would need to be converted into a more accessible format - for example, HTML - which would potentially take an external party a long time and carry a commensurate cost. As a result, we feel that doing so would present a disproportionate burden on the council.

If you would like to read one of these documents, but need it in an accessible format, please do contact us, as we can supply them in alternative formats or media for you on request.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 21 September 2020. The test was carried out by Staveley Traill Limited.

To test the website, a sample selection of pages was chosen and then tested according to the WCAG 2.1 specification. If you would like to view our test reports, you can find them - including the most recent - on the Accessibility Reports page.

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