Website accessibility statement

This website (http://www.brockworth-pc.gov.uk) is run by Brockworth Parish Council. We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

How accessible is this website?

On this website you can:

 

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts using your browser or device
  • zoom in up to 300% using your browser or device without the 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

 

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Parts of this website that are not fully accessible

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

 

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some of our online forms may be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard or using mobile devices
  • some embedded maps do not have alternative accessible versions
  • some third-party embedded tools may not be fully accessible

 

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, contact us by:

 

 

We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

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 think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please use the Contact us page.

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making this 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, see the non-compliance listed below.

Non accessible content

We have used the web accessibility standard of 'POUR' to explain where and how our content does not meet the WCAG 2.1 regulations. POUR stands for Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust.

Perceivable means you know that content is there, and what that content is. Operable means you can successfully use controls, buttons and other necessary interactive elements in your chosen way. Understandable means you and any assistive technology understand what the content is doing or saying. You understand what you need to do in order to successfully complete your task. Robust means you can interact with the content on your chosen device, in your chosen way. The content will still work as expected

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Template and page design issues

Due to how our webpages were built, many pages fail the following accessibility criteria:

Perceivable

 

  • some images used do not have an alt attribute
  • some element IDs are not unique
  • there are uses of the deprecated "i", "centre" and "bold" tags to format text
  • HTML is sometimes used to format content
  • some pages have no top-level headings
  • some 'select boxes' have no description
  • in many instances, formatting is only identified by colour
  • in some instances, colour contrast is insufficient

 

Operable

 

  • there is no option to skip repeated content
  • some pages are missing useful titles
  • there are cases of the same link text being used for multiple different destinations.

 

Understandable

 

  • the language of the page is not be set
  • some input fields have no description

 

Robust

 

  • some iFrames are missing a title and description
  • some input fields have no description

 

We are currently investigating alternative web platforms which will allow us to resolve the accessibility issues.

Content issues

Due to the number of people who have created content in the past, some may fail the following accessibility criteria:

Perceivable

 

  • images may not have useful alt text or be marked-up as decorative
  • HTML may be used to format content
  • some local link destinations (also known as anchor links) do not exist
  • some input fields have no description
  • labels may not be connected to a form control
  • headings may not be correctly marked up as headings
  • a small number of pages do not have headings
  • tables may not be formatted correctly to be accessible by screen readers
  • images may not be free from text

 

Operable

 

  • link text is often generic
  • often there will be cases of the same link text being used for multiple different destinations
  • headings are not always clear and descriptive

 

Understandable

 

  • not all forms will have sufficient labels or instructions

 

We are improving accessibility guidance for our web publishers. We will also generate reports highlighting accessibility problems with their content.

How we tested this website

We used an automated on-page accessibility tool to test a small selection of pages.

This was done so we could specifically test all elements found on our pages.

There may be other issues that our testing has not picked up. The website will be tested again and this statement will be updated as required.

Content that is not within scope of the accessibility regulations

PDF and other documents

Many of our older PDF and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

Some of our PDF and Word documents are essential to providing our services. We plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDF or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they do not contain essential information.

Any new PDF or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards

Disproportionate burden

At the moment we are not claiming ‘Disproportionate burden’ for anything.