Website Accessibility Statement


Ideally everyone who visits our website should be able to access it regardless of their skill or technology.

The current version of this website was made in October 2020, but making the website accessible is an ongoing process.

This sites accessibility

Some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible yet. There is an action plan and are working on it right now..

What to do if you have problems or queries

If you have any accessibility problems or feedback, please contact us.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re unhappy with how we respond, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Marwood 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.

Under the Equality Act 2010 we must ensure we do not unlawfully discriminate in our service delivery and make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities where necessary. We are constantly working to improve the accessibility and usability of our site.

Marwood Parish Council website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, apart from the non-compliances listed:

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

frames and iframes: some do not have a title attribute, failing success criterion 2.4.1
documents: Attached documents are not PDF and require reformatting and restyling to meet requirements
documents: PDFs are not tagged so are not accessible by screen readers, failing success criterion 1.3.1

Accessibility Roadmap

As stated in the non-compliance section, the known issues are listed below:

Content – this could include web page content or associated PDFs on this website.

A program of work is now underway to address these issues and involves working with Durham County Council’s in-house developers/designers as well as third party functionality providers.

We aim to resolve the above items by September 2021.

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

PDFs/documents (pre September 2018):
pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
live audio and video
interactive maps unless they provide core information
content that’s under someone else’s control that we haven’t paid for or developed how we test the site

How the site is tested

Re-assessment a website or system for accessibility whenever it undergoes a major modification.
Page content is checked every time it is updated.

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