Accessibility Statement

Cleeve Prior Parish Council

 

This website is run by Cleeve Prior Parish Council. The Council 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)

The Council 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

The Council know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

 

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using 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:

 

  • Email clerk@cleevepriorparishcouncil.co.uk
  • Call 07519 473312

 

The Clerk will consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us https://www.cleevepriorparishcouncil.co.uk/contact-us-map/ for directions.

 

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

The Council is 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: 

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

Cleeve Prior 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.

Compliance Status

 

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.

Google Maps

The Google Maps that are embedded on a number of pages throughout the website are not accessible for screen readers.  The pages on which these maps appear include the Contact page. The maps do not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). However, to reduce the impact of these maps being inaccessible to some readers, the Council provided a written address for each event venue location on the individual event pages and a written address.

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).

The Council plan to add text alternatives for all images by May 2023. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate Burden

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 without some of the content overlapping.

Interactive tools and transactions
Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.

The Council assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. The Council will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in 2025.

 

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

 

PDFs and other documents

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:

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 documents such as agendas, minutes and financial documents prior to 2018.

The Council is required, by law, to upload a number of documents that have been approved and signed (the end of year audit for example). The Council does so by scanning the document and uploading as a PDF filetype. The very nature of a scanned document is not accessible and often OCR conversion of the document is not perfect. The Council will review this, likely in 2025 to see if technology or regulations have changed.

Any new PDFs or Word documents published will meet accessibility standards, unless these documents are scanned documents. If you wish to obtain a copy of any document on this website, please contact the clerk via the methods mentioned above.

 

What the Council is doing to improve accessibility

The Council will be running regular accessibility checks and ensure that new content added to the website meets accessibility requirements where possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15th May 2023.

 

This website was last tested on 6th April. The test was carried out via Cleeve Prior Parish Council (self-evaluation) on representative pages following the Government accessibility checklist and using the Wave Accessibility Evaluation Tool.

 

The Council focussed on the most popular website pages to test, including the homepage and documents page.

Address

Cleeve Prior Parish Council

War Memorial Village  Hall

Main St

Cleeve Prior

WORCS

WR11 8LG

07519473312

clerk@cleevepriorparishcouncil.co.uk

 Next Scheduled Meeting at the War Memorial Village Hall, Cleeve Prior:

Monday 13th December

2023 at 7.30pm

 

Most Recently

Approved Minutes

October 2023 Minutes
CPPC Minutes 9th October.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [393.4 KB]

Most Recent Agenda and DRAFT Minutes

(to be approved at the December meeting)

November 2023 Agenda
CPPC Agenda November 2023.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [287.5 KB]
DRAFT November 2023 Minutes
To be approved.
DRAFT CPPC Minutes November.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [301.4 KB]
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