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Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to content published on the stratfield-mortimer.gov.uk domain. 

This website is run by the Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • 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)

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

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • Links to many PDFs open new windows or tabs. These are clearly identified in the html prior to activating the link (G201) and will have a target attirbute set (H85)
  • many older documents are in PDF format and are not accessible

Feedback and contact information

Tell us if you need information in a different format.

In your message, include:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your email address and name
  • the format you need 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact us.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Stratfield Mortimer 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.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Many documents are in less accessible formats, for example PDF. Non-HTML documents published on or after 23 September 2018 must have an accessible format.
  • Most links to PDFs open in a new window or tab. This is clearly stated in the text link for the PDF. 

PDFs and non-HTML documents

Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

Disproportionate burden

We believe that fixing the accessibility problems with some content would be disproportionate within the resources of the Council.

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

Many of the Council’s PDFs and Word documents may not meet accessibility standards – for example they may not be structured so that they are accessible to a screen reader. The accessibility regulations do not require the Council to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing council services. For example, we do not plan to fix minutes dated pre 23rd September 2018.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible this website is.

We used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) approach to decide on a sample of pages to test.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working to fix content which fails to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We will update this page when issues are fixed.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 1st April 2021. It was last reviewed on 1st April 2021.