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Accessibility Statement for Eynsham Online

This accessibility statement applies to the Eynsham Online website eynsham-pc.gov.uk.

This website is run on behalf of Eynsham Parish 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 the text spilling off the screen (apart from where long hyperlinks are included in content)
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

How accessible this website is

The main menu is navigable by keyboard controls:

  • The tab button will navigate through all links* on the page in sequence.
  • Shift-tab will step backwards in the sequence.
  • To navigate to a highlighted link’s target, press the Enter key.
  • After a page loads, the first press of the tab button will select the logo which is a link to the homepage (a standard).
  • The second press will reveal the link to the content area
  • The third press will highlight the Home button on the menu, and successive tab presses will move through the top level menu items, but it won’t expand any menu items like ‘Village Info’.
  • To expand a menu item, either press Enter when the expandable top level item is highlighted, or press the down arrow. Then the tab button can be used to move through the sub menus, including sub-sub levels.
  • Once a menu item is highlighted, the arrow keys can also be used to navigate through the menu and all sub menu items. When no on the menu, the up/down arrows will scroll the whole page.
  • After the menu, the tab sequence moves through links in the content area starting with breadcrumbs and page links (if present). If an area is scrollable, then the tab initially goes there and up/down will manage the scrolling, but the scrollbar unfortunately can’t be highlighted. It will go through any left column before the right.

*The banner ads on the right are not included in the sequence (this is because due to the structure of the page, they would otherwise appear in the tab sequence before the left column and it would confuse people).

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

  • some PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Interactive maps may not be accessible to screen reader software and only partially accessible with keyboard-only access
  • Some elements of the website may not be fully accessible due to the use of 3rd party software which have accessibility limitations.
  • Some elements of the website may not be fully accessible due to the fact that there are numerous editors responsible for their own section who may not have followed accessibility guidelines when entering or uploading content.

Feedback and contact information

If you have trouble accessing any part of this website, please contact us and we will help you if we can, for example, by sending you a copy of the information you require in a different format.

You can contact us via the contact link at the bottom of every page, or by one of the following:

  • Email epc.clerk@eynsham-pc.gov.uk
  • Telephone 07956 901 622

We will consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.

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, please contact us via the contact link at the bottom of every page, or by one of the following:

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, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Eynsham Online 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, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some of the third party software used on this website renders content that does not pass accessibility compliance (albeit generally from a relatively minor point of view). The elements involved are:

  • Interactive maps
  • YouTube and Vimeo Videos
  • PassMark Zoom Search facility
  • AddThis social sharing facility
  • CKEditor CMS editor allowing multiple editors to update content can produce non-compliant content unintentionally or due to the limitations of the software.

There are multiple website editors, each responsible for as little as one organisation’s profile, and they could upload non-compliant PDF files unintentionally, or create page content that does not meet accessibility requirements. However, every effort has been made to ensure the Eynsham Parish Council section meets accessibility requirements for all content created since 24 September 2019, with the exception of a number of PDF documents which are being amended, and will be republished by September 2020.

Disproportionate burden

It is considered a disproportionate burden to:

  • Bring all old PDF documents up to the latest accessibility standards, or to check that all PDFs uploaded by website editors compliant. PDFs uploaded since 24 September 2019 in the Eynsham Parish Council section should be compliant by September 2020.
  • Provide ALT text on all images (used by screen readers) when the entering of captions was not enforced by the website administration system (prior to 24 September 2019).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared in May 2020. It was last reviewed in May 2020.

Accessibility testing was undertaken by PumpkinPip Ltd using PowerMapper SortSite (WCAG compliance testing software), Juicy Studio (Luminosity Colour Contrast Ratio Analyser software) and manual assessment of each WCAG 2.1 A and AA accessibility requirement. An accessibility report was supplied to Eynsham Parish Council with the results, recommendations and costings, and a decision was taken on which of the accessibility issues needed to be dealt with. PumpkinPip and the website superuser editor undertook all the relevant changes agreed.

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