Stratford-on-Avon District Council is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
In order to make our website easier to read and navigate, you can change display settings such as:
Internet Explorer remains the browser most compatible with assistive software. Internet Explorer can be used without plugins, but most websites and applications no longer actively support the browser, so you may need to use an alternative. Accessibility features and customisation in Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari may require you to install specific plugins. This is simple and easy to do on your own device.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:
The district council is commited to make its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
WCAG 2.1 level AA
Partially conformant: some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.
Despite our best efforts users may experience some issues. This is a description of known accessibility issues. Please contact us if you observe an issue that is not listed.
We aim to improve our websites accessibility on a regular and continuous basis.
We are using google maps on our website to point the locations of parkings, leisure centres etc. and it is unlikely that the maps used on the website are fully accessible with all assistive technologies. However maps are currently not within the scope of the regulations.
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do 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).
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. We will try to ensure any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards and where we find any that are not accessible we will rectify this as soon as possible.
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.
This site is designed to be compatible with the following browsers:
Accessibility of this site relies on the following technologies to work:
Stratford-on-Avon District Council assessed the accessibility of this site using the following method(s):
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of this site. Please contact us via one of the following methods:
We aim to respond to feedback within 5 days.
You are entitled to lodge a complaint to the district council if you are dissatisfied with our response. To do so, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This accessibility statement is approved by:
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
This statement was created on 17/09/2020.