Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Bradpole Parish Council

This website is run by Bradpole Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and have made the text as simple as possible to understand. 

Accessibility for visitors may be affected by the various hardware and software being used. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is this website?

We know that some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • some pages have poor colour contrast
  • some heading elements are not consistent
  • some buttons are not correctly identified
  • some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
  • many documents are in PDF format and are not accessible

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information in a different format contact the Parish Clerk’s Office* by Email at: bradpole@dorset-aptc.gov.uk or Telephone 01308 422140 providing:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find
any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting
accessibility requirements, please contact the Parish Clerk* as above.

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, please contact the 

Equality Advisory  Support Service.

Disproportionate burden

This website serves the residents of Bradpole Civil Parish (pop 2300) and neighbouring parishes typically receiving 12 visits per day with occasional peaks. Whilst we wish to make the website accessible to all there will be some areas of non-compliance which would be a disproportionate burden to fix. To minimise costs to taxpayers all work has been undertaken in-house by volunteer councillors and the parish clerk(s). We have not employed external consultants.

How we tested this website

This website was tested manually during the Spring of 2020 in addition to which the WAVE Web Accessibility Tool, as recommended by Dorset Council in a presentation to Dorset’s Town & Parish Councils, was used. Scores of amendments have subsequently been made  to improve compliance with the results now reported in the: WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY CHECK LOG 2020

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Bradpole 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 currently partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

We plan to fix issues, where possible, as they arise and to check new content for accessibility as it is published. 

A sample check of 15% of content will be made each Spring, commencing in the Spring of 2021, to be undertaken by the Parish Clerk or deputy Parish Clerk who will be the responsible person(s).

This statement was prepared on 25/06/2020.

This statement was last updated on: N/A 

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