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Accessibility Statement

The accessibility statement may be accessed via a Microsoft Word document or via an Adobe PDF. The text contained within these identical documents is also available below.

Accessibility statement for (Corse Parish Council)

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Corse 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:

•          you cannot easily modify the line height or spacing of text

•          PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

•          you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

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:

•          email

•          call 07807 540888

•          or write to Parish Clerk, 2 Knights Way, Newent, Glos. GL18 1QL

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 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: Vicky Roberts, Parish Clerk.

•          email

•          call 07807 540888

•          or write to Parish Clerk, 2 Knights Way, Newent, Glos. GL18 1QL

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:

Corse 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 almost fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.  The ‘non-compliances’, are listed below.

            The website is built using a WordPress theme which cannot easily be made to fully adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guideline version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We may have some scanned PDF documents on our website e.g. our Registers of Interest for the Parish Councillors.  Scanned PDF documents do not comply with the Accessibility Regulations, but these documents can be provided in an alternative format or on alternative media, on request.  This fails WCAG 4.2.1.  We hope to resolve this by 1st May 2021.

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option) when using screen readers.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information.  We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.  We will make another assessment in approximately a year’s time, likely to be in March 2022.

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.  By June 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible 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 or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to improve accessibility on this website by:

Regularly monitoring the accessibility of our website and making our PDF documents (created after 22 September 2018) as accessible as possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15th February 2021. It has not yet been reviewed since its publication.

This website was last tested on 15th February 2021. The test was carried out by the Corse Parish Council webmaster.

We used an accessibility checker to test the pages across our main website platform at  The website was last tested using Lighthouse, an open source automated tool for improving the quality of web pages.