This accessibility statement applies to East Cottingwith and Storwood Parish Council website which is operated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and East Cottingwith and Storwood Parish Council
We are working to make content on this website easy for everyone to find, read and understand, and to make it compatible with assistive technologies which are developed inline with accessibility standards.
Accessible features on this website
There are a number of customisable options available on your web browser and the device that you are using that can help you to use this website, and other websites, more effectively.
We have put accessibility features in place so you can:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts using your browser or other tools.
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen.
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard, including contact forms.
- use speech recognition software to navigate most of the site.
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader, including the most recent versions of JAWS.
We aim to use plain English through our website to make our content as simple as possible to understand.The majority of our pages also use correct heading structure and context-rich link text.
The AbilityNet website has advice on making your device easier Ãto use if you have a disability
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The 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-compliances’ listed below.
Non-accessible content (non-compliances)
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible and, are therefore, ‘non-compliant’:
Old Pdf files
- Old pdf files published prior to September 2018 fall outside the scope of accessibility legislation and we have no plans to fix these as they don’t provide sole access to key services. This is an exemption.
Non PDF and Image files
- Non Pdf files such as Word Documents. Content editors are currently working through the websites content and where necessary replacing the non PDF files with readable PDF files.
- Image Files. Content editors are currently working through the websites content and where necessary replacing and updating and missing image descriptions.
Site navigation and skip links
- Some areas of the site such as the nest navigation links have been identified as needing improvement to improve tab navigation. This is currently being addressed with content editors to improve the site navigation.
- The site is missing skip links. This is currently being addressed.
- Certain parts of our forms need improving, such as button focus and form labels, including autocomplete. #
- While we recognise the importance of proper heading structure, and promote its use with our content editors, there are a few areas of the site which cannot be headed up correctly. We are working with the content editors to improve the heading structure of the website.
Third party content
We are aware that some third party websites or systems that this website links to, or integrates with, are not accessible and may have issues, such as:
- missing skip links
- not able to navigate using speech recognition software
- unable to be listened to using a screen reader
- poor contrast
- text on images where no alt-text is provided
Where possible we are working with these suppliers to address these, and other accessibility issues. Please read more about addressing issues with third party suppliers and ‘disproportionate burden’.
This website contains ‘third party content’. These are systems that we link to, such as the planning portal ‘Public Access’. We do not have control over, and are not responsible for, the accessibility of this content.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
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 old committee meeting minutes and agendas, or publicity material used for marketing purposes.
We will aim to meet accessibility standards with any new PDFs or Word documents we publish.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
- Working with content managers to produce accessible document formats to allow accessible pdf publication, where necessary.
- Continue to work, where possible,with third party suppliers to improve non-accessible systems that we link to or integrate with.
- Continue to test regularly with https://wave.webaim.org/Wave accessibility checker.
Feedback and contact information
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 let us know so we can work to fix it:
If you have reported a problem with our website or asked for an alternative format, but you are not happy with our response, you can get in touch to register your difficulty. This helps us improve our processes:
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).