Website Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for



The Parish Council is required by the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (“the regulations”) to have a website that is accessible for all users and to ensure reasonable adjustments are made to websites so they are accessible to people with various disabilities.

These include:

  • Impaired vision
  • Motor difficulties
  • Cognitive impairments or learning disabilities
  • Deafness or impaired hearing


This Parish Council is required under the above regulations to have a Website Accessibility Statement. This statement has been compiled by a review of national guidelines and a sample of statements from similar bodies.


Website Accessibility Statement


Accessibility statement applies to the website

This website is run by Whiteparish 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:

  • change font sizes
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader
  • navigate most of the website content using just a keyboard


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.


Whiteparish Parish Council is a small public body and whilst our intent is to adhere to the requirements of the regulations, our ability to respond may be limited by the availability of resources or if it involves a disproportionate burden.


How accessible is this website?

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • older PDF documents may not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • we do not also provide an html version of documents, since creating html versions of each one would be an unnecessary burden
  • we are aware there may be other accessibility issues We will continue to review the situation.


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 then we will try to accommodate the request.

Please contact us as follows:

Email or phone the Parish Clerk: 01722 711858


How to report 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, please contact us as follows:

Email or phone the Parish Clerk: 01722 711858


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 requests, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Whiteparish Parish Council is working with its website provider to fix any accessibility issues identified.