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:
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:
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format:
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 the Council is not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:
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 the Council 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.
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.
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.
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 the 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 the 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 the Council to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing services. For example, the Council does 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 5th September 2020.
This website was last tested on 5th September 2020. 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.
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