Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Buxton with Lamas Parish Council website

This accessibility statement applies to the website for Buxton with Lamas Parish Council.

This website is run by Buxton with Lamas Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • 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:

  • the PDFs on the site are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • many images on the website lack an alternative text description
  • the text descriptions of some hyperlinks are too brief and need amending to provide context
  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

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:

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:

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, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Buxton with Lamas 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.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Most 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).

The text of some hyperlinks is too brief (i.e. “here”) and needs correcting so that the purpose of the link is clear. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose (in context)).

We will be fixing these issues on a rolling basis. We aim to complete this action by 31st December 2020.

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

The text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window.

You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.

Both of these problems are due to how the site was made. It is a WordPress site and it would be a disproportionate burden to change the site template to allow for reflow and text spacing modification. Users will be able to contact the clerk on the number or email provided if they require an accessible version of any of the information on the site.

PDF content

PDF content, including meeting minutes and external notices, may not be fully accessible to users of assistive technology (i.e. screen readers). It would be a disproportionate burden to rework all the PDF content on the site on an accessible basis. Users will be able to contact the clerk on the number or email provided if they require an accessible version of any of the information on the site.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23rd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23rd September 2020.

This website was last tested on 23rd September 2020. The test was carried out by a volunteer assisting the Parish Clerk.

We tested the top-level navigation pages and a selection of the PDF content, using the NVDA screen reader and the WAVE Google Chrome extension.