Accessibility statement for Sykehouse Parish Council website.
Welcome to our website for the Sykehouse Parish Council. We have tried to make our website as inclusive as possible for everyone to access. The website is mobile friendly and adapts to screen seizes of any devices, including but not exclusive too, desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. We have made the navigation of the website as simple as possible and labelled all areas of interest clearly. The website also has the following features enables to help with accessibility to all :
- Skip links with user-defined targets. (Customizable targets and appearance.)
- Toolbar toggling between high contrast and desaturated (grayscale) views of the site.
- Toolbar toggling between large print,
- Description on images.
This website is run by Sykehouse 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
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
How accessible this website is
Unfortunalety there are some areas of the website that we feel maybe unaccessable to some users. We feel the following pages could be difficult or not fully accessible to some users:
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- E-mail : [email protected]
- Tel : 01302 376141
- Write to:Ms Joanne Halsall (Clerk), 82 Heatherfields Crescent, New Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 OTZ
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 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: Ms Joanne Halsall (Clerk), [email protected], call : 01302 376141, Write to: Write to:Ms Joanne Halsall (Clerk), 82 Heatherfields Crescent, New Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 OTZ
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.
Contact: Ms Joanne Halsall (Clerk), [email protected], call : 01302 376141, Write to: Write to:Ms Joanne Halsall (Clerk), 82 Heatherfields Crescent, New Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 OTZ
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Sykehouse 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below.
Non accessible content
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).
Some of the content is not operable through a keyboard interface without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes, except where the underlying function requires input that depends on the path of the user’s movement and not just the endpoints.This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
We plan to add text alternatives for all images sometime in the future. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
We Plan to find an alternative way to show the booking for the Halls, through Parish meetings and consulting users.
Some accessibility issues, such as translating the content of the website into various other languages and also offering a voice translation of content seem to offer a Disproportionate burden. However at forth coming Parish meetings this will be put forward and more researches into the number this will effect will be recommended.
Navigation and accessing information
It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text).
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2.
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 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 misc meetings, agenda, minutes, finance, documents, speed sign
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 1st October 2020.
- our main website platform, available at [www.sykehouse.org.uk]
You can request the full accessibility test report by contacting Contact: Ms Joanne Halsall (Clerk), [email protected], call : 01302 376141, Write to: Write to:Ms Joanne Halsall (Clerk), 82 Heatherfields Crescent, New Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 OTZ
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are constantly looking to improve our Website
Our accessibility and over the forthcoming Parish meetings a roadmap for any improvements needed will be discussed. However first it will be advised that more research from the Parish Census is investigated.
This statement was prepared on 3rd October 2020. It was last updated on 3rd October 2020.