Accessibility Statement for Jacobstow Village

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Jacobstow Parish Council and the Jacobstow Journal. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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 Jacobstow Journal PDFs are not fully accessible
  • the photo gallery could be improved for keyboard users

Feedback and contact information

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

Mrs Doreen Turner
Tel: 01566 781269
Email: [email protected]

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

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:

Mrs Doreen Turner
Tel: 01566 781269
Email: [email protected]

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

You can contact us using the contact form.

Further contact details are available on the Parish Council and the Jacobstow Journal pages.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Jacobstow 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Although the photo gallery can be controlled with a keyboard, it could be improved for keyboard users. Currently focus is not restricted to the light box window making it hard to see which element has focus. Possible fixes are being investigated.

Disproportionate burden

Some PDFs on our website, such the four linked on the Parish Council page, are scanned images or have extremely complex layouts. This means that it is not practical to make accessible versions.

Currently, it is not practical to create a fully accessible version of the Jacobstow Journal.

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

PDFs and other 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 older agenda and minutes.

Where possible, new content will be published as accessible web pages, rather than PDFs or Word documents.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

All new content is added in an accessible format where possible. An accessibility audit is completed every year. This includes manually testing of a selection of pages and using an automated scanner across all pages.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 February 2021. It was last reviewed on 18 March 2024.

This website was last tested on 18 March 2024. The test was carried out by Bude Solutions.

Automated testing of the whole website using pa11y / axe revealed no errors (aside from some issues with colour contrast that were falsely flagged - manual checking confirmed that colour contrast does comply with WCAG 2.1 AA).

Manual testing of common accessibility issues was undertaken on a selection of 12 pages.