Accessibility statement for Adstock village website

This accessibility statement applies to the website https://www.adstockvillage.info

This website is run by Adstock Parish Council (APC). It wants as many people as possible to be able to use it and are working towards that end.

APC has 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. (https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/)

How accessible this website is;

Adstock Parish Council is aware that some parts of this website are not yet fully accessible:

• most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print:

• email clerk@adstockvillage.info
• call the Parish Clerk on 01280 814739

Your request will be considered and the Clerk will get back to you in 14 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Adstock Parish Council is always looking to improve the accessibility of this website and are currently (2021) carrying out reformatting to correct the issues identified.

If you find any problems not listed here, or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Parish Clerk as follows:

• email clerk@adstockvillage.info
• call the Parish Clerk on 01280 814739

Enforcement procedure

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 Adstock Parish Council has responded to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). The (https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/)

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Adstock Parish Council is sorry, but it is very small size of organisation, working from the home offices of the Clerk and councillors, means that it does not have a text relay service or audio induction loops available.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Adstock 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 and exemptions listed below. (https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/)

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

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 2021, 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 pdfs of the Minutes of Meetings from previous years. (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/952/regulation/4/made)

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to achieve accessibility to the standard required for a public organisation of our size and type by September 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on July 2021. The website was last scanned for accessibility on October 18th, 2021.
The accessibility statement will be reviewed at a parish council meeting in May 2022.