Musbury Parish Council want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, meaning 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).
The website text should also be as simple as possible to understand.
How Accessible Is This Website?
There are parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:
- PDF and MS Word documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software;
- you can’t skip to the main content when using a screen reader;
- some pages need improved hyperlinking.
Reporting Accessibility Problems
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, or if you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the Parish Clerk. We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 (ten) working days.
The Parish Council does not have a publicly accessible office and thus all contact should be via our contact form.
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.
We are committed to making our websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This website is only partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non-compliance With Accessibility Regulations
The following issues have been identified as requiring improvement:
- Links/text We aim to fix any non-descriptive link text by September 2020 (for example where link text says ‘Click here’). When we publish new content we’ll make sure link text meets accessibility standards.
- Documents Many of our older documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader. By September 2020, we aim to fix these as best as we can. 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. We aim to ensure that any new documents we publish meet accessibility standards.
- Navigation There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks). We aim to ensure that this link is present throughout the site by September 2020.
We have not identified anything that qualifies as disproportionate burden as of yet, but we are still evaluating our site and may update this when we identify issues.
There is website content which is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations.
Many of our older documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so that they’re accessible to a screen reader. Some items prior to 2018 are scans of paper documents – no electronic versions are available. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value), but the accessibility regulations do not require us to fix documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Website testing was carried out internally by the Parish Council website administrator, who is an IT professional specializing in quality assurance. This website was last tested on 19th July 2020.