Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the website of Bramber Parish Council, i.e. www.bramber.org.uk.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 200% 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:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

  • 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

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) email bramberparishclerk@gmail.com

We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

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 then contact bramberparishclerk@gmail.com.

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

Bramber 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 the non-compliances listed below:-

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

WCAG 4.1.1 - Duplicate id

Some photo gallery images do not have unique identifiers.  This is due to the use of a host-supplied widget over which we have no control.  There are currently no plans to replace this widget.

WCAG 1.3.1, WCAG 4.1.2 - Form element labels hidden

Contact form entry boxes do not have accessible labels; this means they are difficult to navigate using a keyboard.  This is due to the use of a host-supplied widget over which we have no control.  There are currently no viable alternatives available from the host and therefore there are no plans to replace this widget in the foreseeable future as we believe that doing so would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

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

Some of our older PDFs do not meet accessibility standards, for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).  PDFs supplied by non-council bodies are outside our control.

Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services.

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.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 14th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 14th September 2020.

This website was last tested on 14th September 2020. The test was carried out by Bramber Parish Council using Accessibility Insights for Web sampling all current pages.

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