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Accessibility Statement For Maresfield Parish Council

This accessibility statement applies to
This website is run by Maresfield 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:

  • 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.

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.

We Know Some Parts Of This Website Are Not Fully Accessable:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards
  • some form fields do not have correct labels due to being provided by third party plugins
  • some Element ID’s are not unique
  • post links all have the same link text (Read more)

What To Do If You Can’t Access Parts Of This Website

  • If you need information on this website in a different format, please let us know via:
  • We will consider your request and aim to reply within 20 working days.

Reporting Accessibility Problems With This Website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact the website team by using our online contact form.

Enforcement Procedure

We (Maresfield Parish Council) are responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations.

If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical Information About This Website’s Accessibility

Maresfield 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.

Compliance Status

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.

Non-Accessible Content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance With The Accessibility Regulations

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Some Element ID’s are not unique

We expect to have these issues resolved by the end of 2021

Disproportionate Burden

What We Are Doing About The Issues With PDFs And Other Documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be marked up so they are accessible to a screen reader.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Issues With Interactive Tools

Our online Meeting Calendar form fields and Meeting Agendas and Minutes form fields may not be fully accessible due to not having the correct labels. These are built using a third party plugin. If you need assistance accessing information via these sections of the website, please contact us via our online contact form.

Our post links have the same text (Read more). Due to the third party software used to create the website this cannot be changed per post.

How We Tested This Website

Our website was tested by a third party auditor and the following tools were used to test accessibility:

  • Wave Evaluation Tool
  • NVDA Screen Reader

Preparation of This Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 22nd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 1st March 2021.

This website was last tested on 26th January 2021. The test was carried out by Manning Media Services.