Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Harbury 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 (opens in new tab) 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:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

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:

Contact Parish Clerk, Mrs Alison Biddle on:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working 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 our webmaster Tony Jay by email:

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) (opens in new tab)

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Harbury 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 (opens in new tab) AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below:

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • Many of our older PDF documents don’t meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be marked up so they are accessible to a screen reader. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards (see note below).
  • Annual Returns (on the Finance page) are required to be completed by hand and scanned. This will not result in an accessible PDF file. It is hoped in future that an alternative format will be available to be published.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This website was last tested on 28 July 2020. The test was carried out by our own testing.

We used the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation tool powered by WebAIM to test every page of our website. No errors were reported. There were a few alerts (items of which to be aware) found as follows:

  • A redundant (duplicated) link to Facebook on each of the pages. This is an issue with the WordPress theme used to create the pages, and cannot be rectified unless/until a future update of the theme addresses it.
  • A skipped heading level on the Notices page whereby the headings in the right column are at H4 level, rather than H3. This is an issue with WordPress and cannot easily be rectified unless/until a future update addresses it.
  • ‘Read more’ links on the Notices page, to indicate that only an initial summary of the post is shown, and the user can click the ‘read more’ link to access the complete post. This link is marked as redundant (duplicated) since it has the same effect as clicking the title of the post above it. This is a well-known feature of ‘post summary’ pages in blogs, and is not likely to change.

This statement was prepared on 28 July 2020. It was last reviewed on 28 July 2020.