Website Accessibility Statement
Accessibility statement for kingstonseymour.org.uk
This accessibility statement applies to the kingstonseymour.org.uk website.
This website is primarily to convey information and allows differently abled users to use features such as: zooming the content, navigating without a mouse, changing the contrast and having the content read aloud.
This website is run by the Kingston Seymour 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
- listen to most of the website using a selection reader
- understand the purpose of provided links before accessing them to gain additional information
- speed read the website
We have also tried to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.
Link to AbilityNet website (opens in a new window) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We have achieved a very good level of accessibility throughout our website but there are some areas that are not fully accessible:
- the text in some of the tables used does not flow very well when 300% magnification is used
- the structure and purpose of a small number of the tables used may not be clear to a selection reader
- some PDFs which have been sourced from outside the Parish Council may not be accessible to a selection reader
- some older PDFs in Meeting Papers – are not yet properly described and may not be accessible to a selection reader
- images that do not have “Alt Text” are purely decorative
NB: “Contact Us” (two forms) are the only active forms on the site. We have no other active forms, live videos or audio clips on the website.
Feedback and contact information
If you need further information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille then please contact:
Steve Dixon, Parish Clerk, Kingston Seymour Parish Council
By email at: Link to Email for Kingston Seymour PC (opens in a new window) or
By phone on: 07902 798162
We’ll consider your request, work out how it can be fulfilled and get back to you in five days.
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 these pages or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact Steve Dixon, Parish Clerk, Kingston Seymour Parish Council whose details are above.
Please include as much detail about the page(s) that are causing concern.
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
Please contact Steve Dixon, Parish Clerk on 07902 798162. The Parish Council does not own or occupy any premises that you can visit in person.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Kingston Seymour 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 AA standard, due to the non compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
- Some text does not flow well when Zoomed to 300%
- Table structures used on the website are not fully described and their purpose may not be clear to a selection reader
- Older News Posts may not have links to other sites and documents described properly
- Directory items may not have links to other sites and documents described properly
- Some externally sourced PDFs do not give access to selection readers
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
We intend to rebuild the failing pages and sections before the end of December 2020
Navigation and accessing information
Three PDFs that are sourced from outside parties and are shown in the public interest, do not support selection reader technology so is contrary to requirement 3.1.2.
We do not propose to require these third parties to change their PDFs and we have no way of converting the documents.
We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to address any issues with Council Meeting Minutes before that date.
Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are undertaking an ongoing review of our website to ensure that revised and new content is fully accessible.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 19th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 19th September 2020.
This website was last tested on 19th September 2020. The test was carried out by the Parish Council.
We used this approach to deciding on a 10% sample of pages to test based on the overall number of pages on our site and with the likely most popular target pages.
We tested the following pages:
Home Page, Village News Posts, Facilities for Hire (Village Hall), Church Rota & Section Leaders, 2020 Meetings & Agendas, Waste & Recycling, Our Local Businesses and Calendar
We also used the WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool) in WordPress to assess and support our analysis of the pages, posts and directories on our site.
Kingston Seymour Parish Council
19th September 2020