Accessibility statement for Rufforth with Knapton Parish Council

This website is run by Rufforth with Knapton Parish Council. 
This accessibility statement applies to www.rufforthwithknapton-pc.gov.uk

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this 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)
 
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 content uploaded to this website is not fully accessible:
most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software. 
not all pages have clearly defined headings and labels.
some older images do not have captions or a text alternative, so the information on them isn’t available to people using a screen reader.  
 
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
 
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
  • Email the Clerk at rufforth.parish.council@hotmail.co.uk 
  • Telephone 01904 738751
  • Write to us at: Stephanie Warden. Clerk to the council, Bradley House, Bradley Lane, Rufforth, York, YO23 3QJ
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 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 think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:
  • Email the Clerk at rufforth.parish.council@hotmail.co.uk 
  • Telephone 01904 738751
  • Write to us at: Stephanie Warden. Clerk to the council, Bradley House, Bradley Lane, Rufforth, York, YO23 3QJ

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
 
If you would like to contact the Parish Council, please use one of the methods above.
 
We do not have a public office to visit but can arrange for the Clerk or a Councillor to visit you if you have difficulties accessing the monthly council meetings.
 
Find out how to contact here: www.rufforthwithknapton-pc.gov.uk

Technical information about this website’s accessibility
 
Rufforth with Knapton 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 framework is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliant items listed below.
 
Non accessible content
 
The content listed below is non accessible for the following reasons:
 
some PDF files such as Meeting Minutes and Agendas may not meet accessibility standards – for example they may not be structured so that they are accessible to a screen reader.  See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value)
some older images do not have captions or a text alternative, so the information on them isn’t available to people using a screen reader.  See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
not all pages have clearly defined headings and labels.  See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (headings and labels).
page language is not declared. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.1 (language of page)

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
 
We will do all we can to identify content that is non-compliant and where possible provide an alternative format upon request.
When we publish new content, we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards and our website is regularly reviewed to ensure all the pages are compliant. If you find a page that you are having difficulty accessing its content, please contact us at the above details and we will assist you in gaining access to the content where possible.
 
Disproportionate burden
 
We have not identified any areas that we believe constitute a disproportionate burden.
 
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
 
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
 
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 meeting agendas or minutes for meetings which were published prior to 23 September 2018.
 
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
 
How we tested this website
 
This website was last tested in September 2020. Tests were carried out by Rufforth with Knapton Parish Council.
 
We tested a sample of pages:
 
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
 
We plan to improve accessibility on this website by addressing non-compliance issues (where possible) by January 2021. Thereafter we will;
  • Provide staff & council volunteers training to ensure that all new content added meets accessibility criteria.
  • We will also run quarterly reports to identify and address accessibility issues.

This statement was prepared on 05 September 2020. It was last updated on 05 September 2020.
 



Accessibility Statement