This accessibility statement applies to the website www.sherbornestjohn-pc.gov.uk
This website is run by Sherborne St John 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:
- change font sizes
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader
- navigate most of the website content using just a keyboard
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:
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- older PDF documents may not fully accessible to screen reader software
- you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
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:
We will consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.
If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Penny Mayo, Clerk to Sherborne St John Parish Council.
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
We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images may not have a text alternative especially homepage banners, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
Some links may not be based on descriptive text beyond Click Here. These will be updated when found.
Some PDF and Microsoft Word documents may not meet accessibility standards but we are working through these to ensure that at least those in regular use or for information published after September 2018 are made compliant by the end of 2020.
Some links and news headings might come across as Redundant Title Text.
Some menu setups might not be navigable by the keyboard.
In addition there are some minor issues with the template used for this website that we are aware of such as
- Homepage banner images may not display ALT-TEXT as descriptive text of the image
- The Search form doesn’t have a field label
- The Menu may not be fully navigated by keyboard
It is the target from our template provider to rectify this by the end of 2020 or early 2021.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared September 2020.
It was last reviewed October 2020.
This website was last tested October 2020. The test was carried out by the council by sampling the Homepage and some content pages within the website using the WAVE tool at https://wave.webaim.org