Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

Website accessibility for all users is of key importance to Christleton Parish Council. The Parish Council has a single domain and website.  The website provides information on the work of the Parish Council through publication of draft and final meeting agenda and minutes.  Information on the roles and responsibilities of Councillors is also provided together with details on other activities within the village.

This website is run by Christleton Parish Council.  We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website so it has been developed to allow you to increase font size in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

  • navigate using just a keyboard
  • navigate using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (such as JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have aimed to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.  The AbilityNet organisation has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is this website

We are not aware of any website content that is not accessible visually, or by using keyboard access and screen readers.

The only exception is pre June 2020 PDF documents which are not fully accessible to screen reader software.  These documents are gradually being removed, as they are of only of historical interest.  These documents include the Christleton Community Plan (2012), its update (2013) and various traffic related reports.

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:

Please Contact the Clerk (Mrs Christine Davies) by

Email:    clerk@christleton-pc.gov.uk, Tel:      07969 217327 or

Post:     3, Durban Avenue, Christleton, Chester, CH3 6AL

We will consider your request and get back to you within ten working days.

Reporting website accessibility problems

We are always looking to improve the website accessibility for all users.  If you find any problems not identified on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact: the Parish Council Clerk.

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 on website accessibility

Christleton 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Disproportionate burden

Christleton Parish Council has not identified any website content that is not accessible using the keyboard, mouse or screen reader techniques.  If any website user is unable to access the website using these techniques we will consider alternative methods to provide access to website content.  This assessment would have regard to number of users affected and the cost of providing such alternatives in the context of the limited budget available to the Council. 

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs

Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services.  For example, we use PDFs for Council minutes, agenda and other reports and plans.  PDFs produced since June 2020 are compliant with the accessible regulations.  PDFs produces before June 2020 will be removed by September 2020.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20th September 2020.  This website was last tested on 1st September 2020.  The Christleton Parish Council did its own testing.  Test was facilitated using a combination of software, mouse, keyboard and screen reading techniques. Using this combination of techniques all pages were examined.

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