Accessibility statement for Shenstone Parish Council

This statement applies to content published on the Website only

This website is run by Shenstone 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:

  • 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
  • use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver

AbilityNet  has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is this website?

Some of our older documents (pre September 2018) are still in PDF form.

If you need information on any part of this website in a different format – like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact the Parish Clerk. Details are on our Contact Us page. Your request will be considered and we will get back to you within 14 days.

 Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are 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, Please contact our Parish Clerk via our Contact Us page.

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

At this time, we do not provide a text relay service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. Also, our offices do not have audio induction loops, nor can we arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

The parish office address and other contact details can be found on the Contact Us page

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

Non accessible content

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

  • Annual accounts and Return
  • Quarterly Newsletters
  • Meeting minutes prior to September 2018
  • Financial reports in spreadsheet format
  • List of planning applications in spreadsheet format
  • Large regulatory documents

These documents remain in PDF format or spreadsheet format. If you wish to view the content of these documents, please contact the parish clerk. Your request will be considered and we will get back to you within 14 days.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable

How we Tested this Website

This website was tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA. These tests were carried out internally using the Accessibility Insights for Web and Wave testing tools to scan our website for any accessibility issues.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are continuously scanning our website for accessibility issues and fixing issues when we are able.

This statement was prepared on 29th September 2020 and updated on 22nd February 2021.