Accessibility Statement

Recent legislation requires public sector bodies with websites to produce an accessibility statement for the benefit of users who may have visual or dexterity-related impairments.

This website is run by Weldon Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use our 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts

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 is the current website?

Our website attempts to satisfy the WCAG 2.1 AA standard, which forms the basis of the new compliance regulations. Elements that satisfy these standards include:

Font sizes, colour contrasts, link contexts, image alternative text, headings, keyboard navigation, screen reader usability.

Note that browser extensions and other software can be used to adjust contrast and fonts manually if desired.

Some parts of this website remain not fully accessible:

  • some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software;
  • The mobile version of the website could be optimised further;
  • Any maps may be difficult to navigate using screen reader software;
  • Some elements could be raised from AA to AAA standard, although this is not required by the current accessibility regulations.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website:

If you need information on this website in a different format:

We will consider your request and get back to you within 5 working 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 have noticed an aspect of the website that does not meet your accessibility requirements, please contact us using the contact page.

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

Weldon 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.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions mentioned previously.

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