Accessibility statement for the web site of Preston Patrick Parish Council.

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Preston Patrick 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 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 andVoiceOver). 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 this website is

All modern web browsers allow you to change colours and font sizes. We’ve tried to create a site which doesn’t get in the way when you change these settings. However, we know some parts of this website are not fully accessible,

       some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software

       you might not be able to skip to the main content when using a screen reader


How we run our website

We want to do our best to make sure that as many people can access everything on our web site as possible. You can help us by letting us know if something doesn’t work well with the software you use or if anything is hard to understand. We will do our best to act on any feedback and try to improve our site.

       Mobile and tablet friendly - Whatever device and browser you use; our site should be simple to use. If something doesn't look right, please let us know.

       Plain English- We try to write in plain English and avoid council jargon. If something doesn't make sense, please let us know.

       Headings and page structure - Our site uses simple heading structures to make it easier to navigate, especially if you use a screen reader or other assistive device

       Web standards - We try our best to comply with current web standards (CSS and HTML) and accessibility guidelines. Please make sure you are using the latest version of your preferred web browser - our site is designed to get the best out of modern web standards and technologies.


What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.  If you find it difficult to access any parts of this web site or need information in a different format like large print, easy read, audio recording, or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please contact us  -

Contact the clerk, Anne-Marie Cade

by email,

or call 015395 21721

Software and programmes are always changing. We think our site works well but if it doesn’t work well with what you use, let us know and we will try to work with you to adjust our website so it meets your needs.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as we can but please be aware the clerk works part time so it might take a few days.

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).


Preston Patrick 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 - is only partially compliant which means it meets most requirements of the WCAG 2.1 AA standard due to;


Non-accessible content

We think you should be able to access all of our content. If you find anything that you can’t access please do let us know so we can try to change it.

Disproportionate burden

We want to make our site as accessible as possible, however we are a very small, publicly funded organisation. We will do our best to adjust our website to meet your needs, but if for example we needed a whole new website, it might cost too much and be what the regulations call a disproportionate burden. If that is the case, we will be happy to work with you to see what alternative solutions we can find.

Navigation and accessing information

Navigation might be something we can’t completely fix because of the disproportionate burden, but if you find any of the issues below let us know and we will see what we can do to make it better;

       There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option

       It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.

       You can’t navigate most of the website easily using speech recognition software or just the keyboard.

       You can’t listen to most of the website using your screen reader

 Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents - The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. We have tried to make sure most of them can be read and found easily and any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.

 What we’re doing to improve accessibility

• This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by Preston Patrick Parish Council. We tested all pages and a range of documents from each page using software available to us and have asked others to give us feedback so we can continue to make improvements.

• Any problems found were remedied or listed in this statement.


• Preparation of this accessibility statement. This statement was approved by the Council on 21st September 2020. It will be reviewed continually and at least once a year; the next review is due September 2021.


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