Accessibility Statement for Litton Cheney Parish Council

This accessibility statement applies to the Parish Council pages of the website  But it is hoped that accessibility improvements will eventually be reflected across the whole site.

This website is run by volunteers on behalf of the Parish Council, Litton and Thorner’s Community Hall and Litton Cheney Social Committee. We want as many people as possible to be able to use the website and have made the text as simple as possible to understand.

Accessibility for visitors may be affected by the hardware and software being used.  AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is this website?

Testing was carried out using different versions of Windows operating systems and, based on these tests we believe that some parts of this website are not fully accessible for example:

·       the website may not be fully accessible via some mobile or tablet devices

·       some documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.

·       you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

·       screen readers may not read content in the correct order

·       navigation does not always flow logically via keyboard commands

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information in a different format contact the Parish Clerk by email at or telephone 01308 281561 providing your name and contact details; the web address (URL) of the content you want and the format you require (for example, large print, accessible pdf).

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are 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 the Parish Clerk (as above).

Enforcement procedure

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

Litton Cheney 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.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the stated reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Disproportionate burden

This website serves a population of 359 residents of the Parish of Litton Cheney plus those of neighbouring parishes and visitors. The Parish Council pages comprise a small proportion of a much larger website that is run by volunteers. The small cost of maintaining the entire website is jointly met by three organisations, with the Parish Council share equating to £20 per annum. 

Whilst we wish to make the Parish Council’s pages as accessible as possible, there will be areas of non-compliance which would be a disproportionate burden to fix at this point in time.  These include the following:

Navigation and accessing information

Content may not be presented in a logical order when accessed via keyboard or screen reader.

Navigation may not work properly when accessed via a mobile or tablet device

The cursor may not move sequentially across the page when accessed solely via the keyboard. Some content may be omitted.

Pages may not be useable when stylesheets are disabled.

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).

Where documents have been completed manually and or signed before being scanned in pdf format, these cannot be read by a screen reader. 

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Previous minutes and various policy and administrative documents are not currently published in an acceptable format. By 23 September 2020, we plan to either fix or replace most of those published after 23 September 2018 with accessible HTML pages.

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. However, scanned documents with ‘wet signatures’ cannot be provided in a format to meet accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to fix issues, where possible, as they arise, check any new content when it is published and undertake periodic checks of existing content to identify any new errors, such as broken links. We will continue to review what, if any improvements can be made to aspects of the website that do not currently meet accessibility criteria.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was approved on 8 September 2020.

This website was last tested during 2019-2020. The test was carried out by the Parish Clerk, volunteer Parish Councillor and volunteer website administrator following guidance published by central government and the National Association of Local Councils and using free testing software. All Parish Council pages were tested.


Last review September 2020