RYHALL PARISH COUNCIL
Website Accessibility Statement
This website is run by Ryhall Parish Council in conjunction with Rutlandweb , our web provider.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website For example this means you should be able to :
- Zoom in up to 300% without text spilling off the screen.
- Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software.
- Navigate more of the website using just a keyboard.
- Listen to most of the website using a screen reader ( including JAWS, NVDA, Voiceover) .
- We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
How accessible this website is:
We know some of the content uploaded is not fully accessible:
Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
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
Call 01778 590671
Write to us at 1, The Paddocks, Carlby, Stamford Lincs PE9 4NH
We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or thinks we are not meeting the accessibility requirements please contact us as above.
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 are not happy with how we response to your complaint contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service ( EASS)
Contacting us by phone
We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment
Contact us 01778 590671
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Ryhall Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies ( Websites and Mobile Applications ) ( No2) Accessibility Regulations 2018
The website framework is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. Some content is partially compliant due to the non –compliances listed below
Older PDF files such a meeting Minutes and Agendas published before 23rd September 2018
Content produced by third parties or using third party software
Non compliance with accessibility regulations
We will do all we can to identify contact that is non compliant. We plan to add text alternative for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we will make sure that our use of images meets accessibility standards.
We have not identified any areas that we believe constitute a disproportionate burden
Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDF’s and other documents
Not all documents on this website are created by us. Some documents and content may be created by third parties or using third party software. Where this is the case we will endeavour on request to obtain an accessible copy from the original source or to convey the information contained in the document in an accessible way.
Many of our older PDF’s and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards for example they may not be structured so they are accessible to a screen radar.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDF’s or other documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services . We do not for example plan to fix meeting agendas or Minutes for meetings which were published prior to September 23rd 2018.
Some of our PDF’s and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example , we have PDF’s with information on how users can access our services and forms published as word documents. By September 2020, where possible, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
Any new PDF’s or word documents created by us will meet accessibility standards.
How we test this website.
We are currently testing our pages with a view to being compliant by the end of the year December 2020 Tests are being carried out by Rutlandweb, our website provider.
What we are doing to improve accessibility
We plan to improve accessibility on this website by addressing the non-compliance issues ( where possible) by September 2020.We run quarterly reports to identify and address accessibility issues.
This statement was prepared on 21 September 2020