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Accessibility statement - December 2021 Introduction Overview This accessibility statement applies to the main Collingbourne Ducis Parish Council website (www.collingbourne- ducis.com). Expected functionality While using this website, and third-party websites which we provide links for : 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) Additional resources AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. Compliance status Collingbourne Ducis Parish Council is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (legislation.gov.uk). The site has been designed so that as many people as possible can access our content and services. This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 , due to the non-compliances detailed in this statement. Compliance timeline The site has been tested with NVDA and DeQue software. The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (legislation.gov.uk) came into effect 23 September 2018, requiring all new public sector websites will need to meet accessibility standards and publish an accessibility statement. Any websites published since September 2018 needed to have a statement by September 2019, while older websites had until 2020 to comply - which was the case for Collingbourne Ducis Parish Council. Visit Public sector website accessibility statements - Government Digital Service (blog.gov.uk) for more information on accessibility statement requirements. The council is currently auditing its website and work is hand to make compliant where achievable and financially possible. We plan to have all accessibility issues that have been raised with our internal systems resolved by 31st March 2022, provided that they are not considered a disproportionate burden. In particular the content listed below do not comply currently: uploaded documents which are not produced in HTML PDF and Microsoft Office documents created prior to September 2018 are not fully accessible a limited selection of exceptionally large or complex documents that are considered to be exempt Tables Disproportionate burden Some Portable Document Format (PDF) and Microsoft Office documents (DOC/DOCX/XLS/XLSX) are considered to be exempt from accessibility regulations if they were created prior to 23 September 2018, or if making them accessible is considered to be a disproportionate burden to the organisation. This exemption is only applies to specific documents or groups of documents that: exist or are produced in exceptionally high quantity are overly complicated to make accessible are contributed to by multiple parties (with Wiltshire Council mainly collating the information) are exceptionally large (sample size of over 10-30 pages) Each document is assessed on a case-by-case basis. For example, while a single 30 page document of plain text may not be exempt if it's easy to convert, we might consider 10 pages of complicated diagrams, or a large group of smaller documents which are heavily related, to be burdensome to convert when the content is not critical to offering our services or frequently accessed/requested. As the website is editing and managed by a volunteer at no cost and at a time where budgets are being reduced across the council, we cannot afford to provide additional support to convert documents. This inevitably will mean all work on compliance will take time. We do not currently foresee a point where a disproportionate burden no longer applies but plan to review this on a yearly basis. Moving platform would not help to resolve the issue as it is related to the files attached. Accessible alternatives of any content can always be provided on request. Accessibility of external services Third-party systems that this website links to may also contain non-compliant HTML mark-up and/or functionality. External websites affected include: Wiltshire Council Requesting alternative formats If you need any content from this website provided in a different format, please contact the parish clerk. Alternative formats include: accessible digital document large print easy read audio recording braille Alternative digital file formats include: OpenDocument Text (ODT) OpenDocument Spreadsheet (ODS) Microsoft Word (DOC/DOCX ) Microsoft Excel (XLS/XLSX) Portable Document Format (PDF) Reporting issues We're always trying to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed in this statement, please provide your feedback to the parish clerk. Enforcement procedure Equality and Human Rights Commission EHRC is responsible for enforcing the The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations'). If you're not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality and Advisory Support Service (EASS).
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