Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Little Chalfont Parish Council website with URL http://www.littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk which is run by Little Chalfont 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:

  • Increasing the 'font-size' in browser 'settings' does not work. In order to increase the size of the font the user-agent (browser) must support the 'zoom' function. Some older browsers e.g. IE6 do not support this (note current version is IE11). However using the zoom function the site has been tested successfully up to 500%.
  • Some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

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

  • email clerk@littlechalfont-pc.gov.uk
  • call 01494 766655

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


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Little Chalfont 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 exemption listed below (under 'Disproportionate burden').

Non-accessible content:

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

1. Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Not Applicable.

2. Disproportionate burden

WCAG 2.1 Section 1.4.4 Resize text

Increasing the 'font-size' in browser 'settings' does not work. In order to increase the size of the font the user-agent (browser) must support the 'zoom' function. Some older browsers e.g. IE6 do not support this (note current version is IE11). However using the zoom function the site has been tested successfully up to 500%. We believe that resolving this for a very small percentage of older browsers would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

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

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix previous Council and Planning Committee minutes prior to 23rd September 2018.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 29th June 2020. It was last reviewed on 9th July 2020.

This website was last tested in May 2020. The test was carried out by Marshall Projects Ltd.

All pages of the site were tested. For document sampling the approach used is as defined in Section 4 of the Government Basic Accessibility Check as follows:

  • 'Documents that are essential to users accessing one of your services, no matter when they were published
  • Non-essential documents (such as leaflets) that were published on or after 23 September 2018'

The following software and processes were used to test this website:

1. The Government's Basic Accessibility Check was performed.

2. All pages on the site were tested using:

4. The Home page was tested for colour blindness accessibility using Toptol ColorFilter.

5. The Home page was tested using the 'JAWS' screen reader.