Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Tilshead Village Website

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Melanie Baker. and is funded by Tilshead 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:

  • some form data fields do not have labels (e.g. the ‘contact’ form has an unlabelled tick box and the ‘subscribe’ form has unlabelled data fields)
  • some maps do not have alt text and the icons are not labelled (e.g. the map on the ‘About Tilshead’ page)
  • some icons on the calendar do not have labels (e.g. the icons on the ‘What’s On?’ page are not labelled)
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • most photographs in the photo albums do not have alt text

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 28 days.

If you cannot view the maps on our events pages ‘contact us’ page, 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 Melanie Baker by emailing or contact us.

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

Tilshead Village Website (Parish Council pages) 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

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

None. All problems fall under disproportionate burden or are outside the scope of the accessibility regulations.

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).

It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.

It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.

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.

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

Although we shall endeavor to be compliant with the accessibility regulations throughout all pages of the website only the Parish Council pages and Parish Council-related information fall under the requirements to do so.

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 Tilshead Parish Annual Governance and Annual Accounts.

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

New images, where applicable, will have alt text.

Third party plug-ins are continually monitored for compliance and updates automatically applied. We have contacted the third party providers of the non-compliant plug-ins to try to correct the non-compliances. Where necessary we will seek alternative plug-in providers. We shall review these plug-ins annually.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 6th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 6th August 2020.

This website was last tested on 6th August 2020. The test was carried out by Melanie Baker (we did our own testing).

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:

  • We tested all pages using Accessibility Insights for Web Fast Pass.

You can read extracts of the accessibility test report here.

v1 06/08/2020

The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.