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Website Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for the South Petherwin Parish Council pages of the South Petherwin website

This accessibility statement applies to the page at https://southpetherwin.com/parish-council/, its sub-pages and any other content on the site at https://southpetherwin.com/ that relates directly to the provision of the South Petherwin Parish Council’s services.

These pages and content are provided by South Petherwin Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We have committed to making the site as accessible as we can, including ensuring that the site remains clear, usable and easy to navigate when you:

  • change colours, contrast levels and font sizes or zoom in to increase the size of content, using settings and tools on your computer, in your web browser or on your mobile device
  • navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to the website using a screen reader

We’ve also made the website text as clear and direct as possible.

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:

  • there are a number of PDF documents that may not fully accessible to screen reader software and may be hard to read if zoomed in on or resized for small screens

Feedback and contact information

If you need any of the Parish Council information on this website in a different format, such as accessible PDF or an audio recording email: parishcouncil@southpetherwinpc.org

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 14 days.

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, contact: parishcouncil@southpetherwinpc.org

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).

Contacting us

Find out how to contact us at: https://southpetherwin.com/parish-council/

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

South Petherwin 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.

Non-accessible content

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

Many of the older documents and financial documents in the Parish Council Records section are available only as PDFs. These may not be fully accessible to screen reader software and may be hard to read if zoomed in on or resized for small screens.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issue with navigation and accessing information for older documents. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment at the end of the 2022/23 Financial Year.

We will ensure that where possible any new documents are added in an accessible HTML format. Where we are required by law to upload original documents we will use a PDF format with improved accessibility (PDF/A) where possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 26th April 2022. It was last reviewed on 26th April 2022.

The Parish Council pages of this website were last tested and audited for accessibility on 18th October 2021. The audit against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 was carried out by Simon Hill at moorSITES (https://moorsites.com) with the assistance of the following tools: