This accessibility statement applies to Briston Parish Council’s website. We want as many people as possible to be able to use it. 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)
How accessible is this website?
Most parts of this website are fully accessible. For example, all text is black on a white background and will reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window.
We’ve also made the website text as easy as possible to understand and should be perfectly readable by anyone of secondary school age and above.
All images have alt text descriptions, so the information is available to anyone using a screen reader.
Recent PDF documents should be fully accessible to screen reader software but older documents won’t be. Any new documents (eg minutes, agendas, policies etc) are now added in Word document format and have been formatted to comply with the latest accessibility guidelines.
Links can be determined from the link text alone. When we publish new pages, we’ll make sure they also comply.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, contact:
Clerk to the Council
Stone Beck Lane
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five working 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 here or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Briston Parish Council Clerk by phone or email as detailed above.
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
Briston 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.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some documents include scanned images which cannot be read by a screen reader.
PDFs and other documents
Some of our older PDFs and other documents are not formatted so they’re accessible to a screen reader.
Briston Parish Council does not categorise any of the accessibility issues on its site as a disproportionate burden to fix within the meaning of the regulations, with the exception of some older PDFs and other documents where the original data file no longer exists.
We have carried out basic checks of the website, as paying for detailed checks would be a disproportionate burden on our organisation.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
You can find the complete list of content exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations on legislation.gov.uk.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared in September 2020.
This website was last tested on 14 September 2020. The test was carried out by Briston Parish Council using the Microsoft Insights online tool and the SMOG readability calculator.