Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for

This statement was prepared on 1st April 2024 and will be reviewed by 31st March 2025

It applies to all pages on the Islip Parish website pertaining to Islip Parish Council

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Accessible Content-What works well-

  • A
    user is able to magnify the screen up to 250% without having to scroll across a
  • Hyperlinks
    are mainly meaningful
  • Text
    to Speech and Read Aloud can be used
  • Most
    relevant documentation has to be downloaded as a Word Document or PDF. This
    means the user can adapt where necessary.
  • Users
    can download their own Plug-ins- Google ‘High Contrast’ ‘Text-to-Speech’

Non accessible content- What doesn’t work so well-

  • Keyboard
    navigation only works to tab across and down menu and submenus. A mouse is
    needed to open other items
  • Navigation
    by headings does not work
  • H2
    and H3 tags are irrelevant
  • Limited
    Alt text- although images form a very small part of the information available

If users find that they are unable to access certain areas of the website, or find that relevant documents are not accessible they may contact the Parish Clerk via telephone, email, or post to discuss their requirements. An initial response will be given with 7 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems

If a user finds that there is an accessibility problem, not previously highlighted- please contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance. This can be via telephone, email or post. The problem will be looked into within 7 working days and a response provided as to the feasibility of remedying the issue.

“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).”

Non-compliance with accessibility regulations

With regards to the items listed under non-accessible content- the Parish Clerk will try to change the heading navigation and change the H2 and H3 tags, and remove irrelevant Alt tags by February 2021

Disproportionate burden

Currently the Parish Clerk has minimal website creation knowledge. The above remediations will be attempted,

but it may be that

  1. Web
    development training is required  –
    costly and currently not within the Clerks contract or feasible on the current
    time allocations
  2. Specialist
    web designers services are required- cost implications
  3. Completely
    new web provider and web site are needed.

All of these solutions currently represents a disproportionate burden to this small Parish Council.

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