Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to www.blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk.

 

This website is run by Blaenavon 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:

  • 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. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

 

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email the Clerk.

 

Email: blaenavontc@btconnect.com

Call: 01495 790643

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 15 working days.

 

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our office has an audio induction loop, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. Find out how to contact us www.blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk/contact.

 

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: lyndsey.harris@blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk.

 

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

 

Non-accessible content

Blaenavon 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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

  • 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. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/#non-text-content

 

How we tested this website 

This website was tested both manually and automatically prior to the writing of this statement. The tests were carried out by our administrator. This statement was prepared September 2020. 

 

Compliance status

Blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk is partially compliant to the requirements of the WCAG 2.1 AA standard. 

 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances’,  listed below.

 

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

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.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 3rd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 9th September 2020.

 

This website was last tested on 9th September 2020. The test was carried out by ourselves.

General

Blaenavon Town Council strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. Blaenavon Town Council has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.

 

Accessibility on blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk

Blaenavon Town Council makes available the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).

 

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

The blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.

 

Disclaimer

blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.

 

In an ongoing effort to continually improve and remediate accessibility issues, we also regularly scan blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk with UserWay's Accessibility Scanner to identify and fix every possible accessibility barrier on our site. Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.

 

Here For You

If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.

 

Contact Us

If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact blaenavontowncouncil.co.uk support as follows:

 

Email: blaenavontc@btconnect.com

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