Website Accessibility Statement

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:

Jenny English
Clerk to the Council
Parish Office
Recreation Ground
Stone Beck Lane
Melton Constable
NR24 2PS

Tel:01263 862638

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.

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

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.

Disproportionate burden

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

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.