Accessibility Statement for Holymoorside & Walton Parish Council

Last Updated: September 2021

This website is run by Holymoorside & Walton Parish Council.  We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.  For example, that means that you should be able to;

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 300% without text spilling off the screen and will reflow in a single column
  • Navigate most of the website just using a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

The website supports text to speech and the option to change font size, colour and background colour.

The majority of the documents have headers, making the navigation of documents easy to use and to find a specific item within our PDF documents.

However, we know at the moment, that the website might not be fully accessible via navigation of the keyboard as the tabs on the various pages are not prominent.  We are currently investigating this matter and this policy will be updated when this is known.  However, the navigation tables on the contact pages are fully functioning and easy to use.

If you need information off the website in a different format to what we provide, please e-mail;

clerk@holymoorsideandwaltonparishcouncil.co.uk or telephone; 07462 175167

Visit Holymoorside Village Hall, Holymoor Road, Holymoor Road, Holymoorside, Chesterfield, S42 7DX.  The office is usually open Monday 1-3 and Wednesday & Friday 9.15-11.15 but please phone 01246 569882 before attending to ensure the office is open.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within five days (pending holiday leave by the Clerk).

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility 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 Clerk via e-mail or telephone and the matter will be discussed and investigated with the webmaster.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (NO. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) (https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/).

We do not provide a text relay service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.  Our office does not have an audio induction loop but the upstairs part of the hall does.

Holymoorside & Walton Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (NO. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/) AA standard, due to the non-compliance listed below.

The contents listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons;

Non Compliance with the Accessibility Regulations

  • There is no text alternative for images – so this information is not available to people using a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).  We have indicated this on the website and have marked them ‘decorative’ and therefore exempt from any audio description.

Disproportionate Burden

Following extensive work with the webmaster, the site is now navigable via the keyboard so the website now meet criterion 2.1.1 keyboard.

There is no text alternative for images – so this information is not available to people using a screen reader.  This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).  We have indicated this on the website and have marked them ‘decorative’ and therefore exempt from any audio description as to be able to provide this facility is still classed as a disproportionate burden.

Content not Within the Scope of the Accessibility Regulations

Information documents from outside agencies, which the parish council decide publish, do not fall within the scope of the accessibility regulations.  Likewise any documents published prior to September 2018 are not required to be PSAR compliant.

Changes to this statement will made regularly as we strive to ensure as much accessibility as possible.

Some archive documents are not available on the website but can be obtained by contacting the Clerk.

This website is tested regularly and was last tested in July 2021.  The test was carried out by the webmaster (Inovix Network Solutions Ltd).

We used the recommended GOV.UK guidance (doing a basic accessibility check if you cannot do a detailed one) approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test; pages were chosen at random all found to be compliant on our website; https://www.holymoorsideandwaltonparishcouncil.co.uk