Parish Council for Flyford Flavell, Grafton Flyford and North Piddle

Our Next Meeting: 19th January, 2021

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Accessibility statement for Flyford Flavell, Grafton Flyford & North Piddle Parish Council

This accessibility statement applies to theflyfords.co.uk

This website is run by Flyford Flavell, Grafton Flyford & North Piddle 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:

  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • 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 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
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • Our navigation is not keyboard navigable in its entirety
  • Some of our links do not meet the minimum contrast ratio

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘Home’ page, call or email us https://www.theflyfords.co.uk/contact 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:

Miles Wheeler-Smith
[email protected]

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

If you contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. Find out how to contact us https://www.theflyfords.co.uk/contact

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Flyford Flavell, Grafton Flyford & North Piddle 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.

Compliance status

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

Non-accessible content

Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content

Minutes and agendas do not have a text alternative. This fails the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content.

We plan to provide text alternatives for all documents published after 23rd of September 2018 by November 2020. When we publish new documents, we shall also ensure they meet guidelines.

Success Criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)

Many of our links do not meet the minimum contrast to satisfy the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).

We plan to remedy these colours by November 2020.

Success Criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard

Our navigation menu has some links that are not reachable for keyboard interface users. This fails the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard.

We will be restructuring our navigation menu to remedy this issue by November 2020.

Success Criterion 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks

We do not provide a way to bypass the navigation menu for keyboard interface users. This fails the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks.

We plan to provide a ‘skip menu’ link by November 2020.

Success Criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)

Some links do not specify their purpose from the text alone. This fails the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context).

We plan to amend the text for these link to be more descriptive by November 2020.

Success Criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions

Our year dropdown on the ‘Meetings’ page does not provide a label or instruction. This fails the WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions.

We plan to add a label to this form field by November 2020.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix minutes and agendas published before September 2018.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 30/09/2020. It was last reviewed on 30/09/2020.

This website was last tested on the 08/06/2020. The test was carried out by Flyford Flavell, Grafton Flyford & North Piddle Parish Council.

We ran an automated test against the Homepage, Meetings, Planning and Contacts pages. We chose these pages as they are a broad example of the content we have across the website and are critical pages to our users. We used Microsoft’s Accessibility Insights for web for this automated test.

Furthermore, we ran a further manual test against all pages across the website, referring to the WCAG 2.1 guidelines.