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Accessibility statement for Blackawton Parish Council

This website is run by Blackawton 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:

  • 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

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:

We have carried out a basic accessibility check to ensure that you are able to easily navigate and access the content on this website.

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

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:

Email: parishclerk@blackawtoncommunity.com

We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

You are welcome to 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:

Email:  parishclerk@blackawtoncommunity.com

Phone: 01803 722 417

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

Blackawton 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.

Non-accessible content

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

PDFs Documents

Some of our PDFs documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with Council Meeting minutes and agendas. We plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

Blackawton Parish Council will provide past documents in an accessible format if required.

Any new documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

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.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 March 2020. It was last reviewed on 29 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 16 March 2020. The test was carried out by Kingsbridge Websites.

You can read the full accessibility test report please click here to download a copy (PDF).