Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Nutfield Parish Council

This accessibility statement applies to the Nutfield Parish Council website.

The website is run by Nutfield 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:

  • 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)
  • use keyboard navigation, where the current tab focus on the page will clearly be shown with the highlight of a blue dotted outline
  • skip to the main content
  • see colour contrasts clearly, as they meet accessibility guidelines

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 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
  • PDFs and forms provided from sources other than Nutfield Parish Council may not be not fully accessible

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read or audio recording:

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

If you cannot view the maps, call us at 07494 366074 (during office hours) or email us at parishclerk@nutfieldpc.com for directions to any of our amenities.

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: the Parish Clerk by emailing on parishclerk@nutfieldpc.com detailing the issue.

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 by phone or visiting us in person

We don’t have offices, so unfortunately it is not possible to visit us there in person. However, you can telephone the Parish Clerk on 07494 366074 and we can arrange a mutual meeting place and time.

Find out other ways to get in touch on our Contact Us page.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Nutfield 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.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Level A 2.1.1 Keyboard Navigation –
Small slide shows on several pages are cannot be fully operated by keyboard. This is because some of the current slide shows are generated by a WordPress plugin that is not accessibility friendly. These slide shows are visual only, and provide no content, so are not necessary for the use of the website. We are working on converting these slide shows to another type that is accessible by keyboard. We hope to convert these slide shows by the end of October 2020.

Level A 4.1.1 Parsing –
Some of the HTML is not coded correctly, according to the W3C Nu HTML Validator. This HTML code is automatically generated by WordPress, and is contained in the footer, and is not part of the page itself. This is a consequence of using the necessary plugin(s). It should not cause problems with the accessibility of the pages themselves.

Level A 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value –
A few of the (social media) buttons on the site do not have accessible names. There are also issues with the slide show carousels (which are visual only, and provide no content). This is because they are generated by WordPress. We are looking at ways of fixing this in the future.

Level AA 2.4.7 Focus Visible –
Certain slide shows do not show keyboard focus. These are visual only, and provide no content, so are not necessary for the use of the website. We are working on converting these images to another type that can receive focus. We hope to convert these slide shows by the end of October 2020.

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

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. For example, we do not plan to fix any PDFs or scanned documents published on our site before 23 September 2018.

Also, the Community Infrastructure Levy documents are provided as PDFs as they are external documents that are required to be completed in that format.

Any new PDFs or forms we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Accessibility Audit

You can view our WCAG 2.1 website accessiblity audit report (in Excel format). It was conducted by Test Partners in June 2020, in order for us to discover which accessibility improvements were needed.