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Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Doddiscombsleigh 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 to up to 300% without text losing clarity

  • 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 Narrator, Adobe Acrobat reader, Edge Reader, Readaloud, Speakaloud, JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver.  Doubtless these will improve in time and others will be available.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.  For advice on changing settings, check out the BBC’s accessibility pages.  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

  • some information is presented as images and not accessible using a screen reader

  • 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 maps on some pages

  • Blue text (sometimes underlined) is a live link - just click on it to open the file or location.

Feedback and contact information

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility 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: Please contact us and we’ll consider your request.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Doddiscombsleigh 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 and the Parish Council has been saving money to fund the improvement project.  This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Whilst the site is designed to work on mobile devices, zoom in will not always work on all devices without text spilling off the screen

  • Many of our older PDFs and other documents don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

  • Some pdf documents are scanned images.  These cannot be read by any screen reader.  Please contact the Parish Clerk on for help and advice.

  • The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

  • We aim to ensure that any new documents we publish meet accessibility standards.

  • Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard and have navigation Issues with screen readers.

  • Some of the pages in our site display complex data in image format. This is inaccessible for screen readers. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.5 (Images of Text).  We aim to fix these issues by also showing the information in a more accessible format such as HTML.

  • Some pages on our website are presented using table layout to position the content in a particular way.  

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).

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