Accessibility statement - Spanglefish

This website is built on the Spanglefish content management system. It allows normal browser control over zooming by using the Control or Command keys and plus and minus keys and can be navigated using the tab and enter keys.

The site is created in HTML5, the underlying code is valid and uncomplicated and the website should be fully accessible using screen readers.

However, every website content management system can always be improved - if you wish to make any accessibility suggestions about the underlying site structure contact access@spanglefish.com.

Spanglefish allows site owners to manage almost all aspects of their site. The text content, the use of images, uploaded documents such as PDFs, background and text colours. They can also manage more complex items which may impact on accessibility like javascript and CSS pseudo-elements, embedded video and audio etc. Any issues with accessibility due to such items are the responsibility of the site owner and should be addressed to them directly.

Accessibility statement - Walkington Parish Council

This website is run by Walkington Parish Council. The Parish Council wants 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)

The website text is made 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 are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

The Parish Council is always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think the accessibility requirements are not being me, contact:

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 are not happy with how they respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

Contacting the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) by phone or visiting in person

The Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment, their offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact them before your visit they can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. Find out how to contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)  by following this Link

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Walkington Parish Council is committed to making this 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-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Non-Compliance 1
Sitewide contrast settings in the page footer need adjusting to achieve a higher contrast rating. This fails against Success Criterion 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast.
This is a template issue which is controlled by the hosting company.

Non-Compliance 2
Incorrect page titles for pages: Sitemap, Accessibility Statement and Privcy Policy. This fails against Success Criterion 2.4.2 Page Titled. This is a template issue which is controlled by the hosting company.

Disproportionate burden

  • The Parish Council has carried out an assessment and established that a ‘detailed check’ is a disproportionate burden and therefore a ‘basic check’ will be carried out.  The assessment took into consideration matters which included:
  • The size of the Parish Council and resources available
  • The website does not offer any services aimed at people who are likely to have a disability (for example blue badge registration)
  • The cost of a detailed check the financial impact
  • How much users with a disability would benefit from you making things accessible.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The older PDFs on this site 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). The accessibility regulations do not require the fixing of PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs published will meet accessibility standards.

How this website was tested

This website was last tested on 24th February 2021. The test was carried out by Margaret Rose, Clerk to Walkington Parish Council, guidance on the .GOV website in conducting a basic accessibility check was followed.

What is being done to improve accessibility

The Parish Council has reported template issues to the hosting company who are aiming to resolve the issues that have been able to identified.  The Parish Council will ensure where practicable any new information published on the website meets the required standards.

This statement was created on 10th September 2019 and was last updated on 24th February 2021

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