Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Frampton Cotterell Parish Council website.

Accessibility

This website is managed by Frampton Cotterell Parish Council and developed by NetWise. The aim of both parties is to make the website accessible to as many people as possible. 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);
  •  Alternate text on images.

We also do our best to avoid jargon, and to keep our text simple and clear to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Microsoft published this helpful Windows keyboard navigation shortcuts guide, which can help you to navigate the site using just your keyboard.

If you use Apple, this Apple keyboard navigation guide can help you use this feature on our site.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our website developer, NetWise, has developed their V2 theme with accessibility as a paramount consideration. All of their websites, including this one, are compliant with the WCAG 2.1 accessibility criteria once development has been completed. NetWise also advises on ways to remain compliant on an ongoing basis.

Non-accessible Content

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software;
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
  • some of our legacy images do not yet have alternate text. All images added since 2021 have alt. text as standard. We are working on updating all older images to have alt. text, but this is an ongoing process.

We are continually working to improve accessibility on our website. We welcome suggestions for improvement.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need any information on this website to be provided in a different format, please get in contact with us.

You can reach us via:

Feedback and Reporting Accessibility Issues

If you have any issues with accessibility on our site, or if you would like to make suggestions on how we can improve, please get in contact. We encourage and welcome feedback!

Enforcement Procedure

Website accessibility regulations are enforced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). If you are unsatisfied with how Frampton Cotterell Parish Council respond to you complaints relating to website accessibility, please contact EHRC on the Advisory and Support Service (EASS) website.

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

PDFs and other documents

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.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance Status

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 2nd May 2024.