This accessibility statement applies to the Rippingale Parish Council website at https://rippingale.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/. The website is hosted by Lincolnshire County Council.

This website is run by Rippingale 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 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 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 this website is

We monitor and audit the website using to keep it accessible in line with WCAG 2.1 AA standards. However, we know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text of some items maybe slightly difficult to read and overflow a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • many of the older documents in PDF are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, contact us and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and address
  • the format you need to the information in

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 us.

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

Rippingale 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 are listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images by 1 June 2021. When we publish new content we will make sure the images meet accessibility standards.

Some graphics have text in. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.5 (Images of text). We plan to ensure all images are free from text by 1 June 2021

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of the Rippingale Parish Council older PDF documents do not meet accessibility standards. We are working towards replacing as many PDFs as possible with HTML pages.

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, Excel or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Our plan is to ensure that all essential PDFs are converted into an accessible format by 30 September 2021.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are using Skilltide to continually identify and fix issues as they arise.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 30 November 2020.  It was last reviewed on 18 December 2020.

This website was last tested on 21 December 2020. The test was carried out by Rippingale Parish Council