Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Shipley Parish Council –

We want as many people as possible to be able to use the Shipley Parish Council 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 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: Scanned PDF documents with handwritten comments are not fully accessible to screen reader software.

What to do if you can’t 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: or telephone: 01773 764202

We will consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the Shipley Parish Council website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Sheena Trower Email: Call: 01773 764202

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 we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Shipley 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons. • Some Scanned PDF documents may have handwritten comments

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some PDF images do not have a text alternative, so the information in them is not available to people using a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Scanned image-text content). We plan to rectify all scanned image PDFs as soon as we can. When we publish new content we will make sure our use of PDF scanned images meets accessibility standards.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations PDFs and other documents

Many of our Scanned image PDFs do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2

Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.