We are constantly working to make our website as accessible and usable as possible.Using this website
This website is managed by Oswestry Rural Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use it and, to this end, we are committed to making this website accessible and fully compliant, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
We strive to ensure that our services are accessible to everyone. We have invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that our website is easy to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, because we have a strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.
Technical information about this website accessibility
We’ve made the website text as simple as possible to understand. However,AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
Accessibility on this website
We have made available a Free Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. This software allows us to improve compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 AA standard).
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please let us know. We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as we can.
We continue our efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of this website and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless accessible and unhindered use including those with disabilities.
Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on this website fully accessible, some content may not be fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of us not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.
Here for You
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you are experiencing difficulty with any content or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.
Issues with PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services. The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. For example, we don’t plan to fix documents we are not legally obliged to provide. However, any new documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Testing this website
This website is tested regularly, at least once a month. Please let us know if you experience any problems.
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 you may contact: the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Clerk
Further information about website accessibility is available at:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sample-accessibility-statement/sample-accessibility-statement-for-a-fictional-public-sector-website
AbilityNet provides guidance about how to:
- make your mouse easier to use (opens in new window)
- use your keyboard instead of a mouse (opens in new window)
- talk to your device (opens in new window)
- make your device talk to you (opens in new window)
- make text larger (opens in new window)
- change your colours (opens in new window)
- magnify the screen (opens in new window)
Our website has been developed to best practice coding conventions following World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1)
Consistent page headings and titles
A consistent heading structure has been used so that page information is compatible with access technology.
The following browsers have been tested for compatibility:
- Google Chrome - latest version
- Firefox (Windows and Mac) - latest version
- Internet Explorer (Windows) v11.0
- Safari (Mac) - latest version
If you would like a publication in an alternative format please contact us through our general queries form.
We are always happy to receive feedback. Please use our online feedback form to let us know about any problems you have had.