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Website Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Bramley Parish Council.  We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.  The website layout and text has been made as simple as possible to understand.  Visitors should be able to navigate the website using just a mouse, mouse pointer and keyboard.  The government has produced an excellent guide for disabled computer users.  This can be found at AbilityNet (https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/).  It has detailed advice on making your device easier to use.  This covers such things as making your screen images and text larger, using a text reader to convert text to sound, using Voice Recognition to control your computer, increasing mouse pointer sizes etc.

Technical Information about this website’s accessibility

Bramley 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 (https://www.w3.TR.WCAG21/) AA standard.  Following a detailed examination of our website’s features against the detailed government checklist, we have identified some areas where we are not fully compliant

  • It is not possible to navigate the website purely by keyboard
  • Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they are accessible to a screen reader.
  • Some images on the website pages may not have a text alternative, so the information on them is not available to people using a screen reader.  When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
  • There is only one way to find content (i.e. no search engine)
  • ARIA* (see below for definition) markup has not been used.

These items have been discussed with our website designers who are currently working on a rebuild which will incorporate ARIA markup standards and make us fully compliant.

How we tested this website.

The website was tested on 30th September 2020. The test was carried out by the Parish Clerk.  We used the WCAG2.1 level AA Primer published by Gov.UK as our checklist.  

What to do if you cannot access part of this website:

If you need information on this website in a different format like PDF, large print etc, please contact the Parish Clerk at [email protected].  If you cannot view the map on our ‘Contact us’ page, please contact for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our website.  If you find any problems that are not already listed, or you think we are not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact the Parish Clerk at [email protected].

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) (https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com).  

This statement was prepared on 30th September 2020 by the Parish Clerk.

 

* Definition of ARIA:

WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, defines a way to make web content and web applications more accessible to people with disabilities.  It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies.  Currently, certain functionality used in websites is not available to some users with disabilities, especially people who rely on screen readers and people who cannot use a mouse.  WAI-ARIA addresses these accessibility challenges, for example, by defining new ways for functionality to be provided to assistive technology.  With WAI-ARIA, developers can make advanced web applications accessible and usable to people with disabilities.