Website Accessibility Statement

We want everyone who uses our website to be able to find, read and understand our content, regardless of technology or ability.

How accessible this website is

On this website you can:

  • change the colours, contrast levels and font styles
  • magnify the page up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to the website using your browser read aloud function.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Parts of this website that are not fully accessible

We know some parts of this website are 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 finance documents are scanned images which cannot be read by 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, contact us by:

Visit our Contact Us page

Tel: 07759 118922

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working 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 us.

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

We are 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 is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • Scanned copies of finance documents are not accessible to read aloud software or screen readers

Disproportionate Burden

It would be costly in time and money to reformat existing scanned documents to enable read aloud or screen reader technology.  We will convert all new scanned documents using purchased software to ensure they will be fully accessible.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some PDF documents do not comply with WCAG 2.1. We are working to ensure that all future PDF documents are compliant.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs of meeting minutes and agendas as well as policy and procedure documents. From July 2020 we plan to gradually replace policy and procedure documents with accessible PDFs or HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2019 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix old copies of meeting minutes. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will aim to meet accessibility standards.

How we tested the website

We tested the website using the WebAIM Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE) in June 2020 by our own staff.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The website will be audited annually to ensure compliance and all new documents added to the website will be checked for accessibility.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 12th June 2020. It was last reviewed and updated on 31st January 2022.

This website was last tested on 12th June 2020. The test was carried out by Longford Parish Council staff.