Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Formby Parish Council website

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Formby 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:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate 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.

How Accessible This Website Is

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

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • the AGAR (Annual Governance and Accountability Return) is outside of the accessibility regulations. This document is a scanned document and not fully accessible to screen reader software.

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

If you cannot locate us, call or email us through our contact page 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’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Claire Jenkins giving us the page title and the nature of the problem.

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

Formby 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, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

An empty link from the skip to content button to the content on the page, this appears on every page. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A). We are currently trying to fix the problem.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on our Neighbourhood Plan, and Community Fund forms published as a Word documents.

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. For example, we do not plan to fix the application to develop a Fracking Site by Aurora letter, found on The Work We Do page under Renewable Energy section.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 18 January 2024.

This website was last tested on 18 January 2024. The test was carried out by Jill Hendry, Administrative Assistant at Formby Parish Council.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test by choosing the most visited pages and guidance from the Government on which pages to include whilst doing a basic accessibility check.

You can read the full accessibility test report Formby Parish Council Website Test Report here.