Accessibility statement for

Disley Parish Council

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Disley 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:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

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

  • some of the information snippets displayed are shown as poster images meaning voice over won’t fully describe these snippets
  • sub-header menu items aren’t described using voice over
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some videos do not have captions
  • 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
  • some text areas run off screen when zooming in on the directories
  • currently there is no map on the contact us page for users to view

If you have any issues using any part of the website feel

free to get in contact with us at Disley Parish Council and

we would be happy find an alternative method for you to

find out this information.

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in within 2 working days.

We currently don’t have a map to view on the website but visit our contact page, call or email us for directions.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Disley 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

non-text content

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Images – 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).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by December 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Images of text – Some of the information snippets on the website are pictures of posters containing text, so people using a screen reader cannot access this information.

This fails WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.4.5 (Images of Text)

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by December 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Text spacing – In some areas of the website there isn’t enough text spacing between letters making it difficult to read for users with impaired vision even at high zoom levels.

This fails Success Criterion 1.4.12 (Text Spacing)

We plan to fix the text spacing issue by November 2020 all future content will be published with clear text spacing.

Link Purpose – Some links currently don’t offer a description for voice or users.

This fails Success Criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)

We plan on fixing this issue and implementing descriptions to all links on the Disley Parish Council website by December 2020

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).

It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.

It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.

Interactive tools and transactions

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.

Our Twitter feed is built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. This means we have no control over how it appears on our website.

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 likely to be in done by December 2020.

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 December 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 pre-September 2018 Council Meeting minutes and agendas.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

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

Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.

Fix all non-text content for users – December 2020

Fix all text spacing issues for users – Decemer 2020

Add descriptions to links for voice over users – December 2020

Reevaluate our accessibility compliance and look for new ways in which we can improve the accessibility of the Disley Parish Council Website – January 2021

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22nd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 24th September 2020.

This website was last tested on 22th September 2020. The test was carried out by JRA Creative for Disley Parish Council.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:

The pages on the website that were the most viewed or interacted with were considered first when testing for compliance.

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