How accessible our website is, how to report issues and what to do if you can’t access parts of it.
This website is run by Brackla Community 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 percent 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.
We have designed this website with features that make it easier to use by everyone, including those with visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, or neurological disabilities. We aim to reach the level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These are the international standard for accessible websites and content.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible, for example:
- many older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
- some pages show a Google map which screen reader users and keyboard users can find difficult to use
- information about external links that open in a new window are not communicated to touch screen readers and may cause an unexpected change in context.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility and usability of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
We are committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services, but may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.2 (name, role value).
By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible versions.
We believe that the cost required may be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We are currently making an assessment of all issues identified so far.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
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. For example, we don’t plan to fix old PDF newsletters, posters or campaign materials that might still be published and accessed through our website.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish should meet accessibility standards.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested in March 2020. The test was carried out by manually by our Web Developer as well as using LEVEL ACCESS Accessibility Checker for automated testing of the full website.
We are testing:
- our website – www.bracklacommunitycouncil.gov.uk
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We’re doing our best to try fix the issues outlined above. We continually monitor the accessibility compliance of our site. Improving our site is part of our web developers ongoing work.
This statement was prepared on 28th March 2020. It was last updated on 28th March 2020.