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Accessibility statement for Holwell Parish Council

This accessibility statement applies to www.dorsetparishes.gov.uk/council/holwell-parish-council/ and its child pages.

These website pages are run by Holwell 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 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 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
  • live video streams do not have captions

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format:

email holwell@dorset-aptc.gov.uk
call 01258 817288

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us 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 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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Find out how to contact us

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Dorset Association of Parish & Town Councils 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

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

PDFs and Documents

Some PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. Some councils have not yet begun to use accessible templates for their documents, nonetheless we are encouraging all councils in the Association to commit to this as best practice.

The accessibility regulations do not require councils to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Individual council’s pages have their own Accessibility Statements, linked to from the footer of their pages.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The Association is working with all councils in the Association to understand and implement Accessibility best practices.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on January 16th, 2023. It was last reviewed on January 16th, 2023.

This website was last tested on January 16th, 2023. The test was carried out by Aubergine 262 Ltd.

We tested all pages on the website, using an automated scan based on the WebAIM tool