Accessibility statement for Coleshill.org

This statement relates to the website for the village of Coleshill, Amersham, Bucks. This website is run by Coleshill 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

  • 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:

  • live video streams do not have captions

Reporting accessibility problems, 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 or have a problem or suggestion:

  • email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • letterbox at the Village Hall

We will consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

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

Coleshill 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

Not applicable.

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). We plan to add text alternatives for all new images when we publish new content.

Disproportionate burden

  • The site does not have a duplicate text-only alternative

Navigation and accessing information

Not applicable

Interactive tools and transactions

Not applicable

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Not applicable

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 September 2020, we plan to either fix these 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

We will continue to monitor the Parish Website and appropriate regulations, and will continue to update the CSS templates to ensure they meet the latest standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 1 July 2020. It was last reviewed on 30.06.2020.

This website was last tested on 30.06.2020. The test was carried out by the parish Council and residents of the village of Coleshill.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test  https://www.slcc.co.uk/wcag-website-compliance-for-councils/ and  https://www.nalc.gov.uk/news/entry/1495-nalc-launches-new-publication-on-website-accessibility