Accessibility statement for
This website is a generic website designed to meet the legal requirements of a Parish Council. It is purposefully kept simple, with an aim to provide all users with the basic information required by law, as well as some other basic information about Mundon. This website is run by volunteers from Mundon 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 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)
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 may not be fully accessible to every user on every platform, browser or equipment, which may or may not cause the following situations :
the text won’t reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
you can’t modify the line height or spacing of text
most older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
live video streams don’t have captions
some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
you can’t skip to the main content when using a screen reader
there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page
What to do if you can’t access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, you may enquire to:
or use the contact page
We’ll consider your request and try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We often look to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us as directed above.
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).
[Note: if your organisation is based in Northern Ireland, refer users who want to complain to the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) instead of the EASS and EHRC.]
Please use our contacts page to send an email, or use the councillor details page to call us. All councillors are volunteers, and generally have other full-time job, so please bear this in mind when calling. Mundon Parish Council has limited resources and the clerk works part-time from home, so please allow more time than you may with a larger organisation.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Mundon Parish Council (MPC) is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, and as far as MPC is aware; This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
If you believe any part of our website is not fully compliant, please advise us, as it potentially may be currently covered by a disproportionate burden scenario, although MPC may be able to fix some problems in the future regardless.
Navigation and accessing information
There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).
It may not always be possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.
It also may not be possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.
Interactive tools and transactions
Some of our interactive forms may difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.
Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. We’ve assessed the cost of fixing issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Accessibility problems that fall outside the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Many older PDFs and Word documents may not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader.
Some PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.
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.
How we test this website
This website can only truly be tested by its live interaction with users and is therefore a continual evaluation.
We use this approach as it means we can deal with genuine issues at source rather than waste unnecessary resources speculating on potential issues on the endless software, platforms, devices and personal settings that users can choose.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We will continue to address any issues highlighted whether by users or regulators.