Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Charlburytowncouncil.co.uk


This website is run by Charlbury 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
• 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

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: charlburytownclerk@gmail.com
• call: 07311 259412


We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five 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:


• email: charlburytownclerk@gmail.com
• call: 07311 259412

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


Charlbury 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.


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.


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.


How we tested this website


This website was last tested on 22nd November 2021. The test was carried out by Charlbury Town Council Webmaster using the Wave Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool.

We tested:


• our main website platform, available at:

https://charlbury-tc.gov.uk/

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