Accessibility Statement - April 2020

This website is run by Stokesley Town 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 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 (using the most recent version of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet (https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk) has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is?

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • The website uses `iframe` technology which points to external websites, because of this we have no influence on how these are provided, these parts of the website are not accessible (e.g. Facebook Widget).

What to do if you cannot access parts of the website

If you need information on this website on a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • Email contact@stokesleytowncouncil.gov.uk
  • Call 01642 710270
  • Or message via our social media platforms, on Facebook.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our contact us page, call or email us using the above details 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’ve not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact: Julie McCluckie the Council Clerk on contact@stokesleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No2) 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) https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com.

Contacting is by phone or visiting us in person

Our main hall and Jack Brunton function room has audio induction loops, or if you contact us before you visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us by visiting https://www.stokesleytowncouncil.gov.uk/contact.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Stokesley 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 2.1. AA standard.

The content listed below is non accessible for the following reasons.

  • Website `iframes` do not meet the AA standard referred above.

To fix these:

  • Removal of all social media features and calendar templates.

Disproportionate Burden

  • Nothing to report.

Live Video

Currently we don’t have any live videos on the site, if we create any, we will add captions to comply with WCAG 2.1 criterion 1.2.4 captions – live.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested – April 2020. The test was carried out by Catch Designs Management using software called Axe Accessibility.

We tested:

  • Our main website platform, available at www.stokesleytowncouncil.gov.uk.

You can read the full accessibility test report by downloading our pdf report.

This work has now been completed.

This statement was prepared on 25th April 2020.

It was last updated on 25th April 2020.

Stokesley Town Council, April 2020