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Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Upton Grey 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: 

- 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 is this website?

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

- you can’t modify the line height or spacing of text
- some PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
- you can’t skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page
- the website won’t resize on different devices

What to do if you can’t 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 for example, please use the details on our clerk page. We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 15 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the clerk.

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).

Contact Us

Clerk, Beverley Bridgman
Email: clerk@uptongreyparishcouncil.co.uk
Call: 01256 861371 (during office hours)

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Upton Grey 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 currently not 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.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

This website fails on all 4 Principles:

- This website fails at being Perceivable due to issues with image alternative text and colour contrast. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1 (Perceivable).
-This website fails at being Operable due to issues with navigation and keyboard accessibility. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2 (Operable).
-This website fails at being Understandable due to issues with labels and consistent navigation. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3 (Understandable).
-This website fails at being Robust due to issues with responsiveness on other devices. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4 (Robust).

Disproportionate Burden

We have spoken with our website providers and assessed the cost of fixing the issues with our website. We believe that doing this now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment during budget calculations for the financial year 2022-2023

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Not applicable.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

During budget calculations for 2022-2023 we will consider the option of upgrading the website to one that is accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Training to ensure new content is accessible will be taken up when budgets allow

How we tested this website

This website was tested both manually and automatically prior to the writing of this statement. The tests were carried out by Vision ICT Ltd.

This statement was prepared January 2021.