Highwood Parish Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to as many users as possible – within our budget.
Here we have given our accessibility advice and our accessibility statement.
Using this website
This website – www.highwoodpc.org, has been developed for Highwood Parish Council, using recognised web design standards and best practices.
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.
The Government’s guidance on accessibility states:
“Some organisations are not exempt but may not need to fully meet accessibility standards. This is the case if the impact of fully meeting the requirements is too much for an organisation to reasonably cope with. The accessibility regulations call this a ‘disproportionate burden’.
When making your assessment, you need to think about:
- your organisation’s size and resources
- the nature of your organisation (for example, do you have services aimed at people who are likely to have a disability?
- how much making things accessible would cost and the impact that would have on your organisation
- how much disabled users would benefit from you making things accessible
You might judge that the benefits of making some things accessible would not justify the cost to your organisation. In that case, you can claim it would not be reasonable for you to make those things accessible because it’s a disproportionate burden.”