This website is run by Payhembury 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 a 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 can't modify the line height or spacing of text
- some PDF documents aren't fully accessible to screen reader software
- you can't skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- there's a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our & 'contact us' page
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 for example, please contact us using the details on our contact us page. Please let us know your name and email address, the website address (URL) for the information you require and the format you require the information in. We'll consider your request and get back to you in 15 working
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren't listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the clerk.
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).
Clerk, Dawn Chamberlain
Post: c/o Rose Cottage, Payhembury, Honiton, EX14 3HR
Call: 01404 841773
Technical information about this website's accessibility
Payhembury 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 currently partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version
2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- There may be pages with read more / click here links. See WCAG 2.4 Success Criterion 4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)
- There may be some pages where HTML isn't perfectly formed, such as stray end tags. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing).
- Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don't meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they're accessible to a screen reader. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
- Some images on the website pages may not have a text alternative, so the information on them isn't available to people using a screen reader. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). When we publish new content, we'll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
- Some pages contain tables which are difficult for screen readers to read.
- Some PDF's are scanned documents with writing or redacted signatures on them, including end of year financial documents (AGAR) and Councillor's Registers of Interests. These scanned documents are not compliant under accessibility regulations but publication is required under alternative legislation. The information from these scanned documents is available from the Clerk
At the present time, we have not identified any specific issues that would be of disproportionate burden.
Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
The following are currently exempt from the Accessibility regulations
- pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
- live audio and video
- heritage collections like scanned manuscripts
- PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 – unless needed to use a service.
- maps – information maybe available in address format
- third party content under someone else’s control
- content on intranets or extranets published before 23 September 2019
- archived websites if not needed for services and they are not updated
How we tested this website
This website was tested both manually and automatically by Vision ICT Ltd prior to the writing of the original accessibility statement. The original statement was prepared in September 2019 by Vision ICT Ltd and reviewed by them in August 2020.
The Parish Council undertook further testing of this website in September 2020 and updated this accessibility statement to clarify identified non-conformances. The Parish Council will continue to self-evaluate this website on a regular basis.