This accessibility statement applies to the website Oxspring-parish.com.
This website is run by Oxspring 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:
- there is extensive use of PDF documents for old council meeting minutes these are not fully accessible to screen reader software where tables are used.
- Image alternative names are sometimes the image filename rather than descriptive.
- Colour contrast on some areas of pages is not sufficiently great for all users.
- Not all content is properly tagged for screen readers
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:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 20 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 think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Oxspring 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 listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 A F30.
We plan to add text alternatives for all images by January 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
If the image should be voiced use a descriptive alt attribute. If the image is purely decorative remove any title and ARIA label attributes This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion WCAG 2.1 A F39
Content inserted with CSS is not read by some screen readers, and not available to people who turn off style sheets. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion WCAG 2.1 A F87.
All form elements should have a unique ID, This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 A 4.1.1
We do not always identify row and column headers in data tables using th elements, and mark layout tables with role=presentation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 A F91.
Removing the underline from links makes it hard for color-blind users to see them. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 A F73.
The aria-labelledby attribute must point to IDs of elements in the same document. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 A 1.3.1.
Not all button elements are completed or have accessible names. A programmatically determined name allows screen readers to tell users what the control does. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 A 4.1.2.
Some skip links are broken. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 A 2.4.1.
Not all pages have the lang attribute set to identify the language of the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 A 3.1.1.
Not all form fields allow auto fill suggestons. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 1.3.5.
Not all text and background colors have enough contrast. Some users find it hard to read light gray text on a white background, dark gray text on a black background and white text on a red background. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 AA 1.4.3 and 1.4.11.
Not all headings are properly completed. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 AA G130.
Some focusable areas are obscured causing problems for keyboard navigation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1 AA F78.
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 pre 2018 agenda and minutes of the parish council.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 24th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 24th August 2020.
This website was last tested on 23rd August 2020. The test was carried out by Tim Rivett Consulting Ltd.