This website is run by Etwall 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
- 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 because:
- some older PDF documents are not structured appropriately for screen readers
- the search box has some controls that are not easy to use
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- Email: Parish Clerk
- Call: 07835 881805
- Write to: Etwall Parish Council, 2 The Cottages, Bakers Lane, Doveridge, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5LA
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in ten 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 this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, use the contact details above to let us know.
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
Etwall 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.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images contained within third-party components such as the Google map and search box do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). Additionally the use of tables by the search box fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.6 (identify purpose).
We plan to adopt versions that resolve these issues as soon as they become available from the external publishers.
For the benefit of the majority of our residents, we occasionally include copies of (or links to) documents from external sources that contain relevant information. We do not assess or adapt these externally supplied documents to ensure full accessibility. To do so would be a disproportionate burden.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
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 minutes of earlier Parish Council meetings.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested in October 2021. The test was carried out by ER Consulting on behalf of Etwall Parish Council.
Testing utilised a mixture of automatic scanners supplemented by visual inspection to cover potential issues that would not be detected by automatic tools.
Adjustments to some of the pages were made following the tests to ensure adequate colour contrasts and to resolve any underlying structural issues that might have impeded accessibility.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We periodically review our method for publishing meeting minutes and other PDF documents in order to improve their accessibility.
This statement was prepared on 29 October 2021. It was last updated on 29 October 2021.