Accessibility Statement

Measures to support accessibility

Wool Parish Council takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Wool Parish Council:

  • Appoints an accessibility officer who is the clerk to the council.

  • Ensures all internally generated content is accessible.

  • Where possible, converts externally generated content to be accessible. 

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Wool Parish Council is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of www.woolparishcouncil.com. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on www.woolparishcouncil.com:

  • Phone: 01929 460054

  • E-mail: woolparishcouncil@gmail.com

  • Visitor Address: Parish Office, The D'Urberville, Colliers Lane, Wool, BH20 6DL. Disabled access is possible via The D’Urberville main entrance. 

  • Postal Address: Parish Office, The D'Urberville, Colliers Lane, Wool, BH20 6DL

 

We try to respond to feedback within 2 business days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

Wool Parish Council is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Not tested with assistive technologies specifically but tested with Wix.com accessibility tool and Wave accessibility tool (which is really bad for colour blind people such as the website author). 

 

Wool Parish Council is not compatible with:

  • Unsupported browsers and unsupported operating systems. The website author asked for volunteers with old PCs to test and no issues were reported.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Wool Parish Council relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML

  • WAI-ARIA

 

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

 

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Wool Parish Council, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Wool Parish Council:

  • There are a lot of the links on the website to PDF documents: Although the PDFs are created to be accessible, the link to them does not say 'opens a PDF' which was a choice. The demographic of Wool Parish means we have a lot of people who would not understand what 'opens a PDF' means. We will monitor user comments and revisit the choice if necessary. Please contact us. We will help.

  • News page, Welcome to Wool (home page), Bus Map (home page), Travel Information (main page), Beryl Bikes (home page): Some PDFs are not generated by Wool Parish Council and therefore may not have been created as accessible. Where possible we will work to create accessible versions. Please contact us. We will help.

  • Some headings on the home page: Some home page headings lead to the same page e.g. 'Precept' leads to 'Finance' page and 'Budget' also leads to 'Finance' page. This was a choice. The home page is designed to anticipate why people are visiting the website. We may consider changing the links to link to different specific locations on the same page. Please contact us. We will help.

Assessment approach

Wool Parish Council assessed the accessibility of Wool Parish Council by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

  • Wix.com accessibility tool

  • Wave accessibility tool

Formal complaints

Please contact us. We will help. 

Date

This statement was created on 28 June 2022 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool