Accessibility

Accessibility Statement for Holymoorside & Walton Parish Council

Last Updated: July 2020

This website is run by Holymoorside & Walton Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means that you should be able to;

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 300% without text spilling off the screen and will reflow in a single column
  • Navigate most of the website just using a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

How accessible this website Is

The website supports text to speech and the option to change font size, colour and background colour.

The majority of the documents have headers, making the navigation of documents easy to use and to find a specific item within our PDF documents.

However, we know at the moment, that the website might not be fully accessible via navigation of the keyboard as the tabs on the various pages are not prominent. We are currently investigating this matter and this policy will be updated when this is known. However, the navigation tables on the contact pages are fully functioning and easy to use.

What to do if you can’t access part of this website

If you need information off the website in a different format to what we provide, please e-mail;
clerk@holymoorsideandwaltonparishcouncil.co.uk or telephone; 01246 865566

Visit Holymoorside Village Hall, Holymoor Road, Holymoor Road, Holymoorside, Chesterfield, S42 7DX. The office is usually open Monday 1-3 and Wednesday & Friday 9.15-11.15 but please phone 01246 569882 before attending to ensure the office is open.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within five days (pending holiday leave by the Clerk).

Reporting accessibility problems with the website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Clerk via e-mail or telephone and the matter will be discussed and investigated with the webmaster.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (NO. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) (https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We do not provide a text relay service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. Our office does not have an audio induction loop but the upstairs part of the hall does.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Holymoorside & Walton Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (NO. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibilty Guidelines version 2.1 https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/) AA standard, due to the non-compliance listed below.

Non accessible content

The contents listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons;

Non Compliance with the Accessibility Regulations

  • There is no text alternative for images – so this information is not available to people using a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).  We have indicated this on the website and have marked them ‘decorative’ and therefore exempt from any audio description.
  • Site is navigable via use of keyboard only, however, the highlighted tabs are not prominent so not easily used. This does not meet criterion 2.1.1.: Keyboard.

Disproportionate Burden

Site is navigable via use of keyboard only, however, the highlighted tabs are not prominent so not easily used.  This does not meet criterion 2.1.1.: Keyboard.  Following extensive discussion with the website provider it is understood that to fully facilitate this the whole coding of the website would need to be rewritten.  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 or finances allow (possibly in one to two years).

Content not Within the Scope of the Accessibility Regulations

Information documents from outside agencies, which the parish council decide publish, do not fall within the scope of the accessibility regulations.  Likewise any documents published prior to September 2018 are not required to be PSAR compliant.

Changes to this statement will made regularly as we strive to ensure as much accessibility as possible. Disproportionate burden will be considered in exceptional cases for the near future but may not mean forever.
Some archive documents are not available on the website but can be obtained by contacting the Clerk.

How we tested this website

This website was tested in July 2020. The test was carried out by the webmaster (Inovix Network Solutions Ltd) and Clerk to the council (Kate Brailsford).

We used the recommended GOV.UK guidance (doing a basic accessibility check if you cannot do a detailed one) approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test; pages were chosen at random all found to be compliant on our website; www.holymoorsideandwaltonparishcouncil.co.uk