Accessibility

Nether Alderley Parish Council
Accessibility Statement

Nether Alderley Parish Council is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand, and aim to use plain language and avoid unnecessary jargon and acronyms. However, there may be pages or documents such as planning documents or reports where complex or technical language is often necessary and used.

Assessment approach

Nether Alderley Parish Council assessed the accessibility of Nether Alderley Parish Council’s website by the following approach:
• Self-evaluation

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance:
– Level A
– Level AA
– Level AAA
Nether Alderley Parish Council’s website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 (Level AA). Partially compliant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

Nether Alderley Parish Council’s website is designed to be compatible with the following technologies:
• Mobile Phones
• PC and Mac Computers
• All Tablet devices
• All known Browsers

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Nether Alderley Parish Council’s website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
• HTML [Hypertext Markup Language]
• CSS [Cascading Style Sheets]
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used and we cannot guarantee that the site will work fully on older versions of assistive technology.
Please note, AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Documents

Some Documents on this website are available in PDF format. You need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view these documents. The reader is free to download from the Adobe Reader download page [http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/]. Adobe also provides advice on accessibility for those who have difficulty viewing documents in PDF format [http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html].

Content that’s not within the scope of the Accessibility Regulations 2018

Scanned PDF documents and many of our older PDF documents may not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. However, if there is a particular document you need converting please let us know and we will endeavour to provide it in an alternative format or on alternative media, on request.
Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Nether Alderley Parish Council’s website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations:
• Uploaded images may not have text alternatives because we cannot ensure the quality of contributions.
• Some older PDFs may not comply.
• Some externally supplied, interactive PDFs may not be fully compliant as we have no control over these documents.

Measures to support accessibility

Nether Alderley Parish Council takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Nether Alderley Parish Council’s website:
• We have assessed the cost of fixing 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.
• This Statement of Accessibility will be reviewed annually and we aim to be fully compliant when a new website is developed.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website and/or wish to provide feedback

Nether Alderley Parish Council is always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you need information on Nether Alderley Parish Council’s website in a different format or wish to provide feedback, please contact the Clerk:
• Phone: 07717 244 537
• E-mail: clerk.napc@gmail.com
• Postal address: 28 Sandhurst Drive, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 2GP

We will endeavour to respond within 7 business days.

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, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) at: https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/

 

This Accessibility Statement was approved by Nether Alderley Parish Council on Monday 14th September 2020

Signed:                                                                                     Chairman

Next Review: September 2021

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