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Accessibility statement for Seaford Town Council

www.seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk

This website is run by Seaford Town Council using WordPress. 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 have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet (https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

The Town Council is also in the process of researching appropriate accessibility software with a view to add this to its website to improve its accessibility further.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some webpage images may not have a text alternative; however, this is currently being worked on and will be applied to all webpage images by 1st January 2021.
  • Images in documents up to and including 23rd September 2020 do not have a text alternative.
  • Some PDF documents, being older, are not fully accessible to screen reader software.

What to do if you cannot 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:

email admin@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk

call 01323 894870

The Town Council will consider your request and get back to you in 20 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website:

The Town Council is always looking to improve the accessibility of its website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think the Town Council is not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: the Town Clerk, admin@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk  or 01323 894870.

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 are not happy with how the Town Council respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) (https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person:

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us at https://www.seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk/contact-us/

Technical information about this website’s accessibility:

Seaford 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 non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content:

The Town Council has identified the following content listed below as non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:

  • Some webpage images do not have a text alternative (WCAG criteria 1.1.1).
  • Images in documents up to and including 23rd September 2020 do not have a text alternative (WCAG criteria 1.1.1).
  • Links are not underlined and only identifiable by being bold and in colour (WCAG criteria 1.4.1).
  • Some link text does not set out the links purpose (WCAG criteria 2.4.4).

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations:

  • PDFs/documents (pre September 2018);
  • pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020;
  • live audio and video;
  • interactive maps unless they provide core information;
  • content that is under someone else’s control which the Town Council has not paid for or developed.

How we tested this website:

This website was last tested on 22nd September 2020 by Seaford Town Council.

The Town Council will re-assess the website for accessibility whenever it undergoes a major modification. Most page content is checked each time it is updated.

Review:

This statement was prepared on 22nd September 2020

This statement will remain under review and the Town Council will amend it when necessary to ensure its commitment to bringing its website in line with the appropriate legislation.