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Bromyard & Winslow Town Council

Accessibility Statement

 

This website is run by Bromyard & Winslow Town Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to access this website regardless of their skill or technology.

For example, you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • change colours contrast levels and fonts
  • 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 content uploaded to this website is not fully accessible, for example, most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software. We are working to improve our PDFs where we can, but please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing any part of the site.

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, or audio recording:

  • write: Town Council Offices, The Old Vicarage, 1 Rowberry Street, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4Du

We will consider your request and get back to you within 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 use the contact details above.

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

Bromyard & Winslow Town 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 framework is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. Some content is partially compliant, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

Some pages may contain attachments which are not currently compliant, such as:

  • Older PDF files such as Meeting Minutes and Agendas published before 23rdSeptember 2018.
  • Videos.
  • Content produced by third parties or using third party software.
  • Remembrance video.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

We will do all we can to identify content that is non-compliant.

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).

When we publish new content we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

We have not identified any areas that we believe constitute a disproportionate burden.

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

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PDFs and other documents

Not all documents on this website are created by us. Some documents and content may be created by third parties or using third party software. Where this is the case we will endeavour, on request, to obtain an accessible copy from the original source or to convey the information contained in the document in an accessible way.

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).

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 meeting agendas or minutes for meetings which were published prior to 23 September 2018.

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, where possible, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

Any new PDFs or Word documents created by us will meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested in August 2021. Tests were carried out by both internal systems and our website provider, Aubergine 262.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to improve accessibility on this website by addressing non-compliance issues (where possible) by September 2021.

We will provide staff training to ensure that all new content added meets accessibility criteria.

We also run monthly and quarterly reports to identify and address accessibility issues.

This statement was prepared on 13th April 2021.

Site Ownership

Bromyard & Winslow Town Council own and manage this web site. Responsibility for the information within the Bromyardandwinslow-tc.gov.uk domain lies with the town council.

Disclaimer

Links to non-Bromyard & Winslow Town Council web sites are provided for your convenience. The Town Council accepts no liability for their accuracy or content.