Accessibility statement for Castle Caereinion Community

This accessibility statement applies to www.castlecaereionion.org.uk.

This website is run by Castle Caereinion Community. 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 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:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • our list of Councillors contact information is currently in table format
  • our Council Meetings minutes and agendas are listed in table format
  • our Council Documents are in table format
  • Our menu contrast needs to be higher
  • Some of our link text does not have a discernible name

 

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF please contact us at [email protected]

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

Reporting accessibility problems with his 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: Michele Humberstone at [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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Castle Caereinion Community 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

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

 Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  1. Table formatting issues as mentioned above
  • The above issue mean that the website currently fails on Principle 1: Perceivable and Principle 2: Operable
  • The Castle Caereinion Community website team plan to fix the problem by 1st June 2021

2. Some elements of background to foreground colours do not have sufficient contrast ratio

  • The above issue means that the website currently fails on Principle 1: Perceivable
  • The Castle Caereinion Community website team plan to fix the problem by 1st March 2021.

3. Some of our link text does not have a discernible name

  • The above issue means that the website currently fails on Principle 1: Perceivable
  • The Castle Caereinion Community website team plan to fix the problem by 1st March 2021.

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with minutes of the Council Meetings, Council Agendas and Council Documents. We plan to publish new PDFs in readable format and will try to either fix or replace previous PDFs 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.

Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 February 2021. It was last reviewed on 16th February 2021.

This website was last tested on 16th February 2021. The test was carried out by Castle Caereinion Community website managers.

We tested sample pages via Google Lighthouse and WAVE.  The results as of 16 February 2021 were:

Google Lighthouse

Wave

Google Lighthouse Accessibility score - 96

Date: 16th February 2021