Updated: April 2023
We strives to ensure that our services are accessible to people with disabilities. www.stogurseyonline.uk has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.
We make available the User Way Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows www.stogurseyonline.uk to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. 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 and VoiceOver)
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- some images do not have good alternative text
- we are reviewing all pages and downloadable documents created before 2020 on a six monthly basis.
- If you need an alternative format document please contact the Parish Clerk.
Enabling the Accessibility Menu
The www.stogurseyonline.uk accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.
We continue in our efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of our site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.
In an ongoing effort to continually improve and remediate accessibility issues, we also regularly scan www.stogurseyonline.uk with User Way’s Accessibility Scanner to identify and fix every possible accessibility barrier on our site. Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on www.stogurseyonline.uk fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.
Here For You
If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on www.stogurseyonline.uk or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.
If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact www.stogurseyonline.uk as follows: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Many older pdf files, such as minutes, are not fully accessible to screen reader software. When we publish new content we’ll make sure any pdf files meet accessibility standards.
Navigation and accessing information
- There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks).
- One or more heading levels are skipped on some pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships), 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks) and 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels).
Interactive tools and transactions
- Compliant with WCAG 2.1.
We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in three months time.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).
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. For example, we do not plan to fix agendas and minutes of Parish Council meetings.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not publish any live video.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 2nd December 2021. The test was carried out by ourselves, using the WAVE browser plug-in.
We tested the home page and a number of other pages selected at random from the site.