Welton Parish Council Website – Accessibility Statement

Welton Parish Council – Website Accessibility Statement

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Recent legislation requires government sponsored websites to produce an accessibility statement for the benefit of users who may have visual or dexterity-related impairments. This accessibility statement applies to the Welton Parish Council website at https://www.welton-pc.gov.uk/.

This website is run by Welton Parish Council, and we want as many people as possible to be able to use it. 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 

How Accessible This Website Is

Our website attempts to satisfy the WCAG 2.1 AA standard, which forms the basis of the new compliance regulations. Elements that fully or mostly satisfy these standards include:

Font sizes, colour contrasts, link contexts, image alternative text, headings, keyboard navigation, screen reader usability.

Note that browser extensions and other software can be used to adjust contrast and fonts manually if desired.

Some parts of this website remain not fully accessible:

  • documents prior to 23rd Sept 2020 may be in scanned PDF format and therefore not fully accessible to screen reader software;
  • The mobile version of the website could be optimised further;
  • Any maps may be difficult to navigate using screen reader software;
  • Some elements could be raised from AA to AAA standard, although this is not required by the current accessibility regulations.

We will however continue to make accessibility improvements to the website, and work to make the content as easy as possible to understand. In the meantime, if you have accessibility issues, then consider using the browser zoom control (PC/laptop) to enlarge the text or use the ‘Settings’ on your mobile device to select a larger font. You can also install (PC/laptop) a text to speech (TTS) reader, such as the free NVDA by NV Access or use the ‘Settings’ on your mobile device to switch on a text reader.

If you have difficulty using a mouse or keyboard then consider installing a speech recognition extension for your browser which will enable you to navigate hands free.

Click on this link to AbilityNet where you will find advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

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 weltonparishclerk@gmail.comWe’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.

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