This accessibility statement applies to the above website which is the Stapleford Town Council’s main communication tool.
This website is run by Stapleford Town Council. We 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)
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 parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the maps
However, we do have an accessibility helper menu installed which allows you to:
- Change the font to a readable style
- Resize the font
- Change the contrast and select a colour
- Invert the colours
- See images in greyscale
- Highlight links
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 0115 939 1818
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 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, contact: Sabrina Doherty, Town Clerk by email email@example.com or telephone 0115 939 1818.
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
Stapleford 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 is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
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).
Text is not always used to convey information rather than images of text. This doesn’t meet success criterion 1.4.5 Images of Text (Level AA)
We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
Navigation and accessing information
It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping. However the content can be magnified to 500% before this becomes an issue.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
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 23 September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
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 copies of minutes and agendas or our annual governance and accountability returns.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We continually monitor and test the accessibility of our site and have made fixing and improving the accessibility of the site part of our daily work. We are grateful for any feedback to help us to do this. Please let us know if you have had any problems accessing documents and areas of the website.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 13 August 2020. It was last reviewed on 13 August 2020.
This website was last tested on 13 August 2020. The test was carried out by the Town Clerk using
- automated testing – the quickest way to catch 20% to 50% of potential issues
- manual testing – using assistive technology tools to test the website targeting the most used pages