This accessibility statement applies to Sandon and Burston Parish Council website.

This website is run by Sandon and Burston 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:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams 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
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

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:

  • email: clerk@sandonburston.staffslc.gov.uk
  • call: 07503 167538

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 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: The Clerk by visiting our Contact 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’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 https://www.sandonandburstonpc.co.uk/contact-the-parish-council

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

 Sandon and Burston 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 A standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AAA 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

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 – Name role value.

We plan to complete this by April 2021. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 4.1.2 – Name role value.

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 – Info and relationships.

We plan to complete this by April 2021. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 1.3.1 – Info and relationships.

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.8 – Location.

We plan to complete this by April 2021. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 2.4.8 – Location.

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).

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 forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like 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 when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be by April 2021.

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 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 [example of non-essential document].

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 plan to improve accessibility on this website by April 2021 by implementing a more accessible template for the website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 14th September 2021. It was last reviewed on 4th October 2021.

This website was last tested on 4th October 2021. The test was carried out by Quick and Simple.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:
We chose to test pages that we believe are the most visited on the website.

You can read the full accessibility test report at: https://checker.web2access.org/review/212dbad820954adbe1ad0340c7f5cd91aeb965bf1e6fcd44bc

We tested:

Automated Testing Statistics

  • Conformance level A guideline pass rate: 84.62%
  • Conformance level AA guideline pass rate: 84.62%
  • Conformance level AAA guideline pass rate: 76.92%

This accessibility statement was automatically generated and was created using the sample format defined by the UK Government (2 April 2020 edition). The user of this system should ensure that the statement is accurate and fill in the required sections. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the accessibility statement.