Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.coaleypc.org.uk.

This website is run by Coaley 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 in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email clerk@coaleypc.org.uk
  • use the contact form on the website

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 5 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, contact webmaster@coaleypc.org.uk or use our website feedback 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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Coaley 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Many of our PDFs do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they are not structured so they are accessible to a screen reader. We are working to fix PDFs published since 23 September 2018 and hope to have this complete by the end of 2020.

Disproportionate burden

Due to limitations in the software we use to produce the parish newsletter, it is not possible to produce a downloadable version of the newsletter that meets accessibility standards.  We’ve assessed the cost of buying alternative software and believe that this expense would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

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

Many of our older PDFs do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they are accessible to a screen reader. 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.

Any new PDFs we publish (apart from the parish newsletter mentioned above) will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 08/11/2020. It was last reviewed on 08/11/2020.

This website was last tested on 06/11/202. The test was carried out by our webmaster.

All pages were tested.