Accessibility Statement for

This accessibility statement is based on the sample accessibility statement published at, accessed 12 May 2020.

This accessibility statement applies to the website

This website is run by Gittisham 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

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:

  • Text copy in Parish Council meeting agendas and minutes and News items prior to the financial year 2019/20 has not been checked for comprehension.
  • Many older PDF documents are not or not fully accessible to screen reader software. We are working on making the most recent PDFs accessible.
  • There are a very few old events posters that are images with no accompanying text.

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:

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 the Parish Clerk by email or call 07899 932620.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Find out how to contact us –

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Gittisham 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 (non-text content).

When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden


Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. We have replaced these 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 have not fixed Parish Council meeting agendas and minutes prior to FY 2019/20; Transparency Code documents prior to FY 2016/17; issues of Gittisham Gazette prior to FY 2020/21; any pdfs and downloadable documents attached to past News and Events.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18 August 2021. It was last reviewed on 18 August 2021.

The technical aspects of this website were last tested on 26 July 2021. The test was carried out by Websites Ahoy!

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:

  • Home page
  • Pages with key content and interaction – News, Events, Contact Us
  • Sample page of mostly pdf downloads – Parish Council Meetings
  • Sample pages of mostly text – Epidemic News, Local Services