This accessibility statement applies to www.hollowellandteeton.org.uk
This website is run by Hollowell and Teeton 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:
zoom in up to 200% 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:
the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
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:
call 07771 980598
write to 8 Compton Way, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, NN6 0PL
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 28 days.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘About the Parish’ page, call 07771 980598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
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 the Clerk at email@example.com.
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
Hollowell and Teeton 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
We plan to add text alternatives for all images by October 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
Navigation and accessing information
There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).
It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.
It’s not possible for users to change text size.
We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in May 2021.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
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 minutes of Parish Council meetings.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams, for example, for live streaming Parish Council meetings, because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Amend template for Parish Council Agendas and Minutes to meet accessibility requirements by September 2020.
Add Alt text to existing images on website by October 2020.
Publish policies in non-PDF format at the point they are reviewed (in most cases annually), to be complete by September 2021.
Audit website accessibility and update this statement in September 2021.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 12th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 16th September 2020
This website was last tested on 12th September 2020. The test was carried out by Hollowell and Teeton Parish Council.
We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:
Homepage – landing page and contact form
Parish Council – important information about the Parish Council’s function and meetings
Village Hall – contains contact form