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Accessibility statement for https://kersey.suffolk.cloud/

This website is run by Kersey Parish Council with some content provided by other community organisations. The website template is provided by Suffolk.cloud who have published their own accessibility statement regarding technical elements of the website. https://www.suffolk.cloud/home/accessibility-statement

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. https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/

How accessible this website is

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

• you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
• some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format please contact us and we will consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

• email kerseypc@gmail.com
• call 01787 210859

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 please contact kerseypc@gmail.com.

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). https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Kersey 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

PDFs

Most pdf documents were created from Word or Excel documents saved as a pdf. Since September 2020 they have been checked for accessibility before publishing.

There may be a very few pdf documents that 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 (name, role value). In particular some finance documents have to show signatures.  Original paper documents are scanned and saved as a pdf. If you cannot access these documents please contact us to request an alternative version of the document.

Disproportionate burden

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).

We believe that trying to fix the navigation and accessing information non compliance issues now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment in 2021.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some 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 (name, role value).

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.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards if at all possible.

How we tested this website

This website was tested during July, August and September 2020. The test was carried out by ourselves

We manually tested all pages of our website (https://kersey.suffolk.cloud/) checking static content including headings and titles as well as links, images and documents.

We also used the Wave web accessibility evaluation tool to help us check some pages of the website.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have fixed many accessibility issues on the Kersey website and we will continue to improve the website going forward.

This statement was prepared on 24 September 2020. It was last updated on 23 October 2020.