Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Yarnscombe Parish Council, although parts of the site refer to other aspects of our village life such as the parish church. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

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:

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 the website administrator. We’ll consider your request and get back to you within seven 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, email the website administrator. We’ll normally get back to you within seven days.

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 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

Yarnscombe 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs 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).

Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services. We have PDFs containing minutes and agendas of past Parish Council meetings.

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 and agendas published before 23 September 2018, although we believe they greatly enhance our services.

From November 2019 any new PDFs or Word documents we originate and publish will meet accessibility standards, although we cannot guarantee that PDFs originated by external organisations that have asked us to publish them on our website will meet accessibility standards. In particular, scanned documents presented as PDFs, for example the Annual Governance Statement, do not comply with the accessibility regulations but these documents can be provided in an alternative format upon request.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 29 May 2020. The test was carried out by the website administrator.

For each of the 77 WCAG 2.1 success criteria we checked all known page types to see whether they passed or failed the criterion. The criteria that were failed by one or more pages are listed above.

This statement was prepared on 16 November 2019. It was last updated on 14 March 2021 and was reviewed on 27 November 2021.