This accessibility statement applies to website https://MuchMarcleParishCouncil.gov.uk

This website is run by Much Marcle 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:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website use the Contact Us Form
We’ll consider your request.

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, use our Contact Us Form

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

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Much Marcle 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

 

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • We have a link that contains no text, but it is a non displaying element so should not affect users.
  • There is a link to a style sheet which contains a duplicate id as used on anothe element, but also does not affect users of the site.
  • Nested “a” elements in navigation due to mobile menu been rendered in the code when not in use on desk-top view.
  • Visible label missing in links and controls in the Events calendar.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information. We believe that doing so now would be a  disproportionate burden  within the meaning of the accessibility regulation as they are part of a third party WordPress theme and does not affect the users experience. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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. For example, we do not plan to fix Parish Council minutes and other 3rd party documents that are out of our control.
Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 8th September 2020.
This website was last tested on 8th September 2020. The test was carried out by Newman Design Ltd and Much Marcle Parish Council.
We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test [add link to explanation of how you decided which pages to test].

We used the following tools to evalute the site.

Wave from webaim.org

Sortsite PowerMapper

Contact the Clerk

Diane Baldwin
Clerk to Much Marcle Parish Council

Phone: 01684 311309