Accessibility Statement

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 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • 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 have 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.

Some parts of this website may not be fully accessible:

  • some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • maps may be difficult to navigate using screen reader software
  • some finance documents are scanned images which cannot be read by a screen reader

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

Email :

We will consider your request and get back to you in within 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: the Clerk via

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

Cromhall 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 that is not accessible is outlined below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We may have:

  • Scanned copies of finance documents are not accessible to read aloud software or screen readers
  • Some scanned PDF documents on our website e.g. our Annual Governance and Accountability Returns (AGARs) do not comply with the Accessibility Regulations 2018, but these documents can be provided in an alternative format or on alternative media, on request.

Disproportionate burden

It would be costly in time and money to reformat existing scanned documents to enable read aloud or screen reader technology.  We will convert all new scanned documents using purchased software to ensure they will be fully accessible. 

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Many of our older PDFs, Word documents and third-party products may not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2019 if they are not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix old copies of meeting minutes. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will aim to meet accessibility standards.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

The website will be audited annually to ensure compliance and all new documents added to the website will be checked for accessibility.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was reviewed on 7th October 2020.

This website was tested using the WebAIM Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE) 7th October on 2020 by our own staff.