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Accessibility Statement for Red Lodge Parish Council

This website is run by Red Lodge Parish 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 text spilling off the screen

• Navigate most of the website just using just a keyboard

• Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

• Find information contained in difficult to navigate tables within a text block or other accessible format on the same page

 

We have 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

• You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

 

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

• email clerk@redlodgepc.org

• Call 01638 551257

 

We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions. Page 2 of 3 Red Lodge Parish Council Accessibility Statement

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact clerk@redlodgepc.org giving the page title and the nature of the problem.

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 Services (EASS).

Technical Information about this website’s accessibility

Red Lodge 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.

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

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 the end of September 2020. When we publish new content we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Navigating and accessing information

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).

It’s not always possible for users to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.4 (orientation).

It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text). Page 3 of 3 Red Lodge Parish Council Accessibility Statement

 

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

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they are accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

Some of our PDfs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. By the end of September 2020, 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 are 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.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 22nd September 2020. The test was carried out by ourselves.

We used this approach to decide on a sample of pages to test with static content, links and pictures.

We tested:

• Our main website platform, available at http://redlodge.suffolk.cloud/

 

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020.