Accessibility Statement

Kingston Village

Photo of roof and tower of Kingston Parish church, trees in the foreground

Accessibility statement for Kingstonvillage.org.uk

This accessibility statement applies to the Kingston village parish website.

 

This website is run by Kingston 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 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
  • 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 or large print please contact us and we will do our best to help:

 

email kpcwebmaster@conder.myzen.co.uk

 

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 30 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: kpcwebmaster@conder.myzen.co.uk

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

Kingston 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 and exemptions’ listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

 

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 (nontext content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by end December 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

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’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.


We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information. 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

PDFs and other documents


Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).


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 the archive of village magazines or council meeting minutes.


Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards as far as possible, but this may not always be the case if these have been produced by third parties and not by ourselves (for example the archive of village magazines).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This website was last tested on 2 September 2020. The test was carried out by our webmaster (a Kingston Parish Councillor), using the government’s guidelines for a basic accessibility check and the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/doing-a-basic-accessibility-check-if-you-cant-do-a-detailed-one/doing-a-basic-accessibility-check-if-you-cant-do-a-detailed-one

We tested a sample of pages, to include the Home and Contact pages, and other pages that have both text and images.

Close up photo of handle of village pump
Close up photo of part of village pump roof
Close-up photo of top of village pump handle