Parish Council Data Protection Policies and Website Accessibility Statement
Under the General Data Protection Regulations, Bradmore Parish Council is obliged to adopt and make available policies as to why it holds and what it does with individuals' data, as well as what is done to protect this data. Amonst other things, this requires residents to "opt in" to receiving email from us. In addition, we have adopted an overall Data Protection Policy and Record Keeping Policy. Links to these are below:
Accessibility statement for www.bradmorevillage.org.uk
This accessibility statement applies to the website bradmorevillage.org.uk.
This website is run by Bradmore Parish Council alongside Bradmore community organisations. 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:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- call: 07795 246923
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 28 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: Rebecca Hague, Clerk to Bradmore Parish Council on email@example.com or 07795 246923.
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
Bradmore 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.
This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The ‘non-compliances’, are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
This website does not currently meet any of the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria. The current platform has been evaluated and deemed unsuitable for adapting to make compliant. Bradmore Parish Council is currently reviewing options for creating a new fully compliant website.
Timeframe for addressing non-compliance:
September 2020 – Review Accessibility Requirements of current website and publish a statement.
November 2020 – Review options for a new website to be created.
March 2021 – Completion of new fully compliant website and updating of Accessibility Statement.
Navigation and accessing information
Interactive tools and transactions
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
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. By March 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
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. For example, we do not plan to fix Agendas and Minutes pre-2018.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Heritage collections like scanned manuscripts and historical documents are exempt from the regulations.
Maps are exempt from the regulations.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Our current website is under review and will be replaced by March 2021.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 02.09.2020. It was last reviewed on 02.09.2020.
This website was last tested on 19.08.2020. The test was carried out by Bradmore Parish Council.
We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:
• Text based content
• Images, video and audio content
• Interactive tools and transactions
• PDFs and other documents
• HTML checks