Accessibility statement for Stourport Town Council
This accessibility statement applies to www.stourporttowncouncil.gov.uk
This website is run by Wyre Forest District Council for Stourport Town 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
- 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 tried to make 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
- you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- some of our content is difficult to access using a keyboard
- auto rotating images cannot be stopped
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:
- email email@example.com
- call 01562 732750
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Stourport Town 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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks).
Some of our content is difficult to access using a keyboard. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard Accessible). Further controls are in development.
Auto rotating images cannot be stopped. The does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.2.2 (Pause, Stop, Hide). Controls are to be implemented shortly.
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 current Council business. We are currently working 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 our meeting documentation archive.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are currently working on templates to convert meeting documentation to HTML pages.
Keyboard navigation fixes are being implemented and are expected to be in place very soon.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 17 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 17 September 2020 and continues to be regularly tested and automatically scanned for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA. These tests have been carried out by Wyre Forest District Council web team.
Manual testing was conducted on a sample of pages against the GOV.uk checklist. The sample covered the homepage; mostly text based pages; images; forms and PDFs and other document types.