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Accessibility Statement

Using this website

This website is managed by Kikk on behalf of Petham parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use it and, to this end, we are committed to making this website accessible and, where feasible, fully compliant, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

We strive to ensure that our services are accessible to everyone. We have invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that our website is easy to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, because we have a strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence. Please see our Equal Opportunities Policy


Technical & Accessibility information about this website

Multi Device Responsiveness

We have taken care to ensure that all content is easy to find, view and read on devices from large screens, through tablets, down to small smart phones. The layout adjusts according to various device breakpoints, text size remains large enough to read comfortably, and buttons / linkls are not too close together

We have made the navigation as simple as possible with each tab clearly indicating the subject of the page, no dropdown menus, and a home button that is always visible. navigation is available without the use of a mouse - although this is ultimately determined by the user's browser settings.

Text

We have made the website text as simple as possible to understand. Apart from some link lists, text is written entirely in Markdown which is the 'cleanest' possible text.

Images

Images on the site have descriptive Alt Tags suitable for screen readers.

ARIA Attributes

We have added ARIA (Accessible Rich Internate Applications) attributes to key areas such as Headers, Buttons, Lists and Banners.

Colour & Contrast

Colours on this site exceed the requirements for contrast (currently 4.5:1 for normal text and 3:1 for large)

Links on this website are highlighted by colour that changes when hovered, and are also underlined to assist those with limited ability to discern colour.

Structured Content

Written content is structured using the standard six header tags where H1 is the page title, H2 Page subtitle, H3-6 section & subsection titles.

Document Downloads

Downlaods are all in PDF format. We appreciate that HTML or Markdown pages would be better but believe that to provide all documents in these formats is currently a disproportionate burden on the Parish Council as each document would require its own URL. If there is sufficient demand for this however, we will happliy reconsider.

Accessibility Widget

We have made available a Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. This software allows us to improve compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 AA standard). The Accessibility Menu is clearly visible by means of a floating Universal Accessibility icon.

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please let us know. We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as we can.


Disclaimer

We will continue our efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of this website and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless accessible and unhindered use including those with disabilities.

Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on this website fully accessible, some content may not be fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may because:

  • Accessibility is an evolving 'art' with some confusion around best practice.
  • We have not found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.
  • Some aspects of complete compliance may be a disproportinate burden on what is a very small Parish.

We are Here for You!

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you are experiencing difficulty with any content or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact our Webmaster and we will be happy to assist.

Issues with PDF documents

If you are having difficulty with any PDF downloads, please contact us and we will endeavour to supply in a different format suitable to youir needs.


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 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If, after contacting us, you are not happy with how we respond to any issues you raise, you may contact: the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contact Us

If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Clerk

Guidance Further information about website accessibility is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sample-accessibility-statement/sample-accessibility-statement-for-a-fictional-public-sector-website

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