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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Boyton Parish Council

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Boyton 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)

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:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

some features do not work fully on different browsers

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:

  • email
  • call 01566 818110

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 3 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

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 on 01566 818110 or

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 do not have an office and the Clerk works part time so we can not provide a service where you will always be able to see or speak to a member of staff. Please use the phone number or email address to contact us and we will try to accommodate your needs.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Boyton 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

There are many old .pdf documents on the website but those published since September 2018 should be accessible to document readers etc.

We plan to ensure all of these (published since September 2018) .pdf documents are fully compliant by the end of September 2020. When we publish new .pdf documents they will meet accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

Clickable controls should be keyboard accessible (WCAG 2.1A F15) and Clickable controls should have an ARIA role (WCAG 2.1A F54)

Interactive tools and transactions

Some of our content is missing a Title attribute (WCAG 2.1A 2.4.1) or a Language attribute (WCAG 2.1A 3.1.1 and WCAG 2.1 AA 3.1.2).

There are CSS style issues interfering with focus outline (WCAG 2.1 AA 3.1.2)

There are HTML and CSS validation errors across the website (W3C standards)

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in 2021.

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. For example, we do not plan to fix old copies of Council meeting Minutes.

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our website provider is in the process of introducing accessibility controls and generally making the websites they provide more compliant. We will work with them to ensure this is achieved in a timely manner or we will look to use an alternative supplier.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20/09/2020. It was last reviewed on 20/09/2020.

This website was last tested on 20/09/2020. The test was carried out by the Clerk.

We used the guidance provided by the Government to complete a basic accessibility test:

In addition to the WAVE tool, we used the PowerMapper free “One Click Website Testing” tool. This tool checked a limited number of pages but provided more in depth identification of the issues.