This statement applies to content published on this website www.smardenparishcouncil.gov.uk.
This website is managed by Southern IT Ltd for and behalf of Smarden Parish Council. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:
We know parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
If you need information in a different format contact us and tell us and we'll do our best to accomodate your requirements and we will get back to you within 15 days:
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we're not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact us.
If you contact us with a complaint and you're not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
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 complainy contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
The Smarden 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.
There may be some pages where there are stray end tags, See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1. (Parsing)
There may be some pages where the contrast for text against the background is not as strong as it might be.
The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:
Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
The following content does not need to comply with the accessibility requirement until September 2020, because it was published before September 2018.
Many older PDFs and documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.
View the accessible document policy of the organisation that published the document to report any problems or request documents in an alternative format.
This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests have been carried out internally using a series of online tools including; WAVE Accessibility Extension, Axe - web accessability test and webaccessability.com.
We used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test.
We plan to identify and fix issues according to the timescales shown for each area above.
This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020.