Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Slapton Parish Council

This website is run by Slapton Parish Council. It is our intent for as many people as possible to be able to fully access this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • 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 soIware

  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the mostrecent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)




We have also tried to make the website text as simple as possible to understand. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. How accessible is this website? We know some parts of this website are not yet fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

  • some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader soIware

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

  • there is a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contactus’ page


What to do if you Can’t Access Parts of this Website


If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, or audio recording for example, please use the details below to make a request: 

• Email:

• Call: 01462 713424

We will consider your request and respond to you within 15 working days.

Reporting Accessibility Problems with this Website 

We are continually looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meetng accessibility requirements, please contact the Parish Clerk: 

• Email:

• Call: 01462 713424

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).

Our Contact Details 

  • Parish Clerk, Mr John Furniss

  • Longways, 2a High Street, Gravenhurst Beds MK45 4HY

  • Email:

  • Call: 01462 713424

Technical Information about this Website’s Accessibility 

Slapton 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. 

This website is currently partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the noncompliances listed below.


There may be pages with read more / click here links. See WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)


There may be some pages where HTML isn’t perfectly formed, such as stray end tags. See WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing).


Some of our older PDF documents may not meet accessibility standards -for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. See WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).


Some images on the website pages may not yet have a text alternative, so the information on them isn’t available to people using a screen reader. See WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).


We plan to add text alternatives for as many images as we can as soon after September 2020 as possible. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

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 using Wave, a Basic Accessibility Test (BAT) application.


This statement was prepared August 2020.