Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Uttoxeter Town Council Website

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.uttoxetertowncouncil.org.uk/

This website is run by Uttoxeter Town 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

Some parts of this website may not fully accessible:

  • Some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some older Word documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some Images require Alternative Text revisions or Additions 

 

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 due course.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or 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, please 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

Uttoxeter Town 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

 

Non-accessible content

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

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by December 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

 

Disproportionate burden

The main menu in all headers is provided by a third party to ensure sub menu items are not prohibitively long on all devices.

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 may be 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

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 December 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. 

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

Our accessibility roadmap below shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.

  • By the end of December 2021 – Replace older PDF files posted after 23rd Sep 2018 with accessible version
  • Ongoing – Monitor and act upon accessible requests that are made via our contact details.  

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first prepared on 12th March 2021. It was last reviewed on 13th May 2021.

This website was last tested using the following service

webaccessibility.com(opens in a new tab)

on 12th March 2021. The test was carried out by Wrap up Web(opens in a new tab).

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

  • Home Page
  • News Page
  • Contact Us Page

You can read the full accessibility test report by clicking the link below

Uttoxeter Town Council Accessibility Test Results(opens in a new tab)