Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Hardwicke Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use it. It’s designed for viewing in most modern web browsers, on mobile and desk-top devices. It has features that make it accessible to the hardware and software used by many people to read websites.

The RNIB accessibility page, and similar content on AbilityNet have advice on making computers and browsers easier to use with the available tools.

We like to think we made the text as simple as we can to understand. If you would like to suggest accessibility improvements, please use the report form at the bottom of this page.

How accessible this website is

This website is partially accessible. Most pages, including the home page, contact page and news & notices page, are fully accessible. All pages rely on:

  • content written carefully to be as understandable as possible
  • browser settings for fonts, font colour and size, and background colour
  • computer features and software, including browser plug-ins and screen readers, for audio descriptions
  • website coding to support the standards

Feedback and contact information

Council meeting agendas, minutes and some other documents on this website are published as PDFs.  The rest are normal web pages. As a small Parish Council, we do not have the resources to provide documents in other formats. However, if you have a particular problem and contact us using the form at the bottom of this page, we’ll do our best to help.

We do not have an office, so The Council is not open to visitors.

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 us using the form at the bottom of this page. Reports submitted here are sent directly to the person responsible for dealing with them.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We do not have an office, so you cannot visit us in person. You may contact us by email, phone or post. Click or tap here to find our contact details, which are listed on our contact page.

Technical Information About this Website’s Accessibility

Hardwicke 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 level the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Agendas, Minutes, and Financial Reports, are only available in PDF format.

Disproportionate burden

The Council has no resources for providing alternative formats, such as Braille or large print, for documents on this website and, currently, no budget for providing them.

PDFs and other documents

Our agendas and minutes are published as PDFs and are essential to providing our services. Other documents from both Council external sources are provided in PDF format. They lack meta data that makes them more accessible.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

All PDFs we create in future will meet accessibility standards. If you would like a historic PDF document in an accessible format, please ask and we will do our best to provide it.

If you find any pages on our website that you feel are not accessible, or find errors in this Accessibility Statement, please let us know and we will consider them.

Please state your request using the form at the bottom of this page.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on the 24th November 2020. It was last reviewed on the 24th November 2020.
This website was last tested on the 24th November 2020. The test was carried out using the SiteImprove Accessibility Checker. As many pages use the same format, we tested one page of each format.

Problem Reporting Form

We will only use your personal details to contact you about the issue you raise and will delete them when our conversation is over.

Form requirements:

  • Name is a required field
  • Either an email address or a telephone number is required
  • Message is a required field