Accessibility statement for Tregony Parish Council

This website is run by Tregony 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:

  • 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.

Compliance Status

Tregony 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. This site was last tested on 1st December 2020. A full testing report is available if required.

Our Website Accessibility

We’ve made every effort to make our website accessible. Accessibility is an ongoing inititiave and we’re always striving to improve. Some parts of this website may not be fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software

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 or large print:

We’ll acknowledge your request as soon as possible but within 3 weeks and we will tell you how long it will take to complete.

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).

 

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

3rd party content

Our site includes 3rd party content and documents.

We cannot guarantee that all 3rd party content is accessible. We are not responsible for any 3rd party content.

Using 3rd party content or functionality

We often link to 3rd party websites or documents when there is useful information that relates to our services.

For example, we link to 3rd party websites such as official information sources like https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/ or www.electoralcommission.org.uk.

We may create content on 3rd party platforms. For example, if we create video content on YouTube. We're responsible for making sure the content is accessible but we're not responsible for YouTube's platform.

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents 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.

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have forms saved as PDFs. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages or online forms.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Testing the website

This statement was prepared on 17th September 2020.

It was last updated on 1st December 2020.

Feedback

Whilst we don't collect your data, we use your feedback to improve the services, information and content of our website. Please refer to the councils privacy notice should you wish to know more.