Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Long Wittenham 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 240% 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)

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:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window beyond 240%
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Some PDF documents are 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’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, contact us as 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

Long Wittenham 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.

Compliance status

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

Some pages have the same link text going to different destinations, so people might not know the difference. This fails WCAG 2.1 level A success criteria 2.4.4 (link purpose, in context).

A number of images do not have appropriate alt text. This fails WCAG 2.1 level A success criteria 1.1.1 (non-text content). When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

The tabbing sequence isn’t always logical. This fails WCAG 2.1 level A success criteria 2.4.3 (focus order).

Some of our PDFs documents may not be structured so that they are accessible to a screen reader.  This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.2 (name, role value).  Some documents (such as meeting minutes) are required by law to be manually signed.  Such documents will be scanned images which will not be accessible to a screen reader.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

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

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.  Any new PDFs we publish should meet accessibility standards, unless they include manual signatures.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16th June 2020. It was last reviewed on 1st March 2022.

This website was last tested on 1st March 2022.  The test was carried out by manual evaluation.