Avon Dassett Parish Council
Avon Dassett Parish Council

Accessibility Statement

The Avon Dassett Parish Council’s website provides access to information relating to the activities of the Parish Council and also ensures that we are fully compliant with the requirements for publishing information as required by the Transparency Code.


This accessibility statement applies to www.avondassettparishcouncil.com

Using this website


This website is run by Avon Dassett 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, contract levels and font
  • zoom in up 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 reading (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.

Feedback and contact information


If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible pdf, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact the clerk using the details on our How You Communicate With Us  webpage.

How accessible is this website


We are aware that some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • you cannot change colours, contrast levels or fonts
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most pdf documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

It must be noted that this website does not contain any word documents, excel spreadsheets, pictures (with the exception of banner headings on our pages), audio or video files. All pdf files are security protected against editing but they are fully available for reading or printing.


In addition all pdf files that are available have a brief description covering the information available within the pdf document.


We have reviewed every page within this website and to the best of our knowledge the wording is clear and concise and does not contain an acronyms or misleading information.

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 webpage or think that we are not meeting our accessibility requirements please contact the clerk using the details on our How You Communicate With Us  webpage.

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 please contact the Equality Advisory Service: www.equalityadvisoryservice.com

Technical information about this website's accessibility


Avon Dassett Parish Council is committed to making this website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/852/contents/made


This website is partially compliant with the web Content Accessibility Guidelines Version 2.1 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. However, all pdf documents can be downloaded to your local computer and the full requirements to meet accessibility standards can be provided by the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader software. This is freely available and can be downloaded by following the link: https://get2.adobe.com/uk/reader/
  • Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards - please see exception 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 21 September 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 and also suggestions regarding our listings. These are not considered to be material and as we regularly monitor our website we will make these small changes as future reviews are undertaken.


None of the issues found impact our compliance with the accessibility standards.


This statement was prepared on 21 September 2020 and will be fully incorporated into our annual review of pur procedures and standing orders. In addition. this statement will be a part of the formal audit undertaken by our internal auditor.


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