Website Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to Hoveton Parish Council’s website (www.hoveton-pc.org.uk or http://hovetonparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk).

This website is run by Hoveton 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 colours, contrast levels and fonts;
  • zoom in up to 150% 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.

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 is this website?

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window;
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text;
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software;
  • some finance-related documents are scanned images which cannot be read by a screen reader.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact the Parish Clerk:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07572 349600

We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

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, please contact the Parish Clerk:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07572 349600

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

Hoveton 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents
Most of our older documents are not formatted so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). Some of these documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs of policy and procedure documents. By September 2021, we plan to either fix all essential documents (and non-essential documents published after 23rd September 2018) or replace them with accessible HTML pages. As from 23rd September 2020, any new documents we publish will aim to meet accessibility standards.

Some finance-related documents are scanned images which cannot be read by a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value) or WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We will be unable to fix this accessibility problem unless the statutory requirements concerning these documents are amended (at present, the documents concerned require ‘wet signatures’ before publication in their existing form, which necessitates the documents being scanned from hard copy).

Navigation
The focus indicator when navigating using a keyboard is visible but not sufficiently clear. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible). We plan to resolve this problem by September 2021.

Disproportionate burden

Hoveton Parish Council does not categorise any of the accessibility issues on its website as a disproportionate burden to fix within the meaning of the accessibility regulations, with the exception of PDFs and other documents.

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

PDFs and other documents
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix copies of meeting minutes published before 23rd September 2018.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23rd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23rd September 2020.

This website was last tested on 23rd September 2020. The test was carried out by Hoveton Parish Council using the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. We have carried out a basic check of the website, as paying for a detailed check would’ve been a disproportionate burden on our organisation.