Accessibility statement for Fenstanton Parish Council

This accessibility statement applies to the Fenstanton Parish Council website (www.fenstantonpc.org).

This website is run by Fenstanton 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/font size
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • highlight headings
  • underline/highlight links
  • 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:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • 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 page without opening in a new window

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 2 working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

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 Parish Clerk

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

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Fenstanton 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:

  • non-compliances – this means the content in question is in scope of the regulations, but there’s an accessibility problem with it
  • an exemption – this means the inaccessible content is out of scope of the regulations, or it’d be a disproportionate burden for you to make it accessible

Non-accessible content

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

PDFs of previous minutes are scans of the actual signed documents. These cannot be read by most PDF readers

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not currently 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).

The website photo gallery includes a competition. This is wholly focused on the visual content of the photographs submitted. There are no plans to add a text commetary.

We plan to add text alternatives for all core images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

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 forms are built and hosted through third party software. We shall consider options to build alternatives within the website, but cannot guarantee level of accessibility.

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs of signed copies of minutes of Parish Council minutes.

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 copies of signed and scanned minutes, converted to PDFs.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15th September 2020.

This website is currently undergoing testing. The test is being carried out by KTS Computer Systems, St Ives.

The full report will be published here, once completed.