ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT FOR NEWBURY TOWN COUNCIL
This accessibility statement applies to the https://www.newbury.gov.uk website accessed via a web browser on a PC or mobile device.
This website is run by Newbury Town Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, every page should allow the user 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)
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. In addition, we have provided an 'Accessibility' button that will appear at the bottom right side of the screen which, when clicked on, displays a list of easily available accessibility options.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability:
- Ability Net - Making your mouse easier to use
- Ability Net - Keyboard shortcuts
- Ability Net - Talking to your device
- Ability Net - Make your device talk to you
- Ability Net - Making text larger
- Ability Net - Changing your colours
- Ability Net - Magnifying the screen
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format, please contacts us via the contact page.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact’ page, please contact us with the details provided above for directions.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
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, contact us via the contact page.
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
Newbury Town 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.
- Some links with identical targets have different text
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some links with identical targets have different text.
Nothing is cited as being a disproportionate burden.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of the Council’s PDFs and Word documents may not meet accessibility standards – for example they may not be structured so that they are accessible to a screen reader. 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.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to any live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are working to fix content which fails to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard and will update this page when issues are fixed.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 03/11/2021. It was last reviewed on 03/11/2021.
This website was last tested on 02/11/2021. The test was carried out by AppCentric Ltd using the UserWay widget.