Website Accessibility Statement for Wellow Parish Council

This website is run by Wellow 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
  • Listen to most of the website using  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 is this website?

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • Scanned pdf documents e.g. Annual Governance and Return (AGAR)

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, please use the details below to make a request:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

Please note that the office is only open for part of the working week, usually Monday-Thursdays, between 9am and 1pm.  Messages and emails left outside of these times will be dealt with as soon as possible when the Office re-opens.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.  If you find any problems that are not listed on this page, or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Clerk:

Email: clerk@wellowparish.org.uk

Call the Clerk, Sharon Whitehouse on 01794 323275

Post: The Parish Office, Village Hall, Buttons Lane, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6BR

Please note that the office is only open for part of the working week, usually Monday-Thursdays, between 9am and 1pm.  Messages and emails left outside of these times will be dealt with as soon as possible when the office re-opens.

Visiting us in person is not available during the Covid-19 restrictions. We are unable to provide a text relay service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. The Parish Office does not have audio induction loops.

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 Services (EASS).

Technical Information about this website’s accessibility

Wellow 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-compliance listed below:

  • Scanned pdf documents e.g. Annual Governance and Return (AGAR)

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 16th September 2020.  The test was carried out by TLC Online, our website providers.

We sampled page/s from each of the main headings on the homepage

We tested:

Our main website platform, available at www.wellowparish.org.uk

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We welcome comments and suggestions from users to improve the website. Please contact the Clerk:

Email clerk@wellowparish.org.uk

Call the Clerk, Sharon Whitehouse on 01794 323275

Wellow Parish Council adopted this statement on 5th October 2020.