This accessibility statement applies to www.stannesonthesea-tc.gov.uk
This website is run by St. Anne’s on the Sea Town 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 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
- live video streams do not have captions
- some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
- you cannot 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
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:
- 01253 781124
- Town Clerk, Kevin Martin, West Lodge, 5 St George’s Road, St Annes on Sea FY8 2AE
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.
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: [firstname.lastname@example.org, 01253 781124, Town Clerk, Kevin Martin, West Lodge, 5 St George’s Road, St Annes on Sea FY8 2AE].
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
Find out how to contact us [https://www.stannesonthesea-tc.gov.uk/contact-2/].
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
[Note: this form of wording is legally required, so do not change it.]
St. Anne’s on the Sea Town 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 exemptions’ listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
We plan to add text alternatives for all image. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
https://www.stannesonthesea-tc.gov.uk/newsletters/ – This documentation was created prior to the legislation being enacted.
https://www.stannesonthesea-tc.gov.uk/documentation/ – This documentation was created prior to the legislation being enacted.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our 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 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 or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 11th June 2021 It was last reviewed on 11th June 2021.
This website was last tested on 11th June 2021. The test was carried out by St. Anne’s on the Sea Town Council.
We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test. Pages were picked base on popularity of use by site visitors.