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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Kedington Parish Council

This website is maintained by Kedington Parish Council. We aim to ensure that as many people as possible are able to use this website. Generally that means you should be able to:

change colours, contrast levels and fonts
zoom in up to 300% without 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
We have also tried to ensure that we have made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

How Accessible this Website Is

We know some parts of this website may not be fully accessible -

you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

What to do if you cannot access parts of this Website

If you need information on this website in a different format we will happily provide it. Please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council, either via email or telephone, with all such requests and we will get back to you as soon as possible:

Kedington Parish Council  - clerk.kedingtonpc@tiscali.co.uk
or telephone 01440 708577

Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or if you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the Parish Clerk on the email address above.

Enforcement procedure
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing 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
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Many of our older PDFs do not meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be structured so they are accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2.

From September 2020 any new documents (PDFs or Word documents) loaded onto the website will include the following: Alternative text to be provided with visuals; meaningful hyperlink text added; colour not used to convey information; sufficient contrast is used for text and background colours; built in headings and styles are used; table structures to be simple with column header information.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix copies of minutes.

How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 9th May 2022. The test was carried out by the Chair to the Parish Council on a non-technical/basic test. We used an approach to decide on a sample of pages to test with static content, links and pictures.

We assessed the following pages which had good examples of the items that needed testing and which can be found on this website:

Home page - access to site
Home page - images
Parish Council - Meeting dates and agenda’s – text-based content page
Minutes page – Containing PDF documents in folders

A full explanation of the examples used for testing can be found by accessing this weblink.

​​​​What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Regularly monitoring the accessibility of our website
Making our PDF documents as accessible as possible.
Where possible, creating HTML pages rather than PDF documents
Continue to work to resolve all identified accessibility issues which are within our control and will release them to the website as soon as they are completed.
Kedington 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.

Clerk John Boxall, email address  clerk.kedingtonpc@tiscali.co.uk