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Accessibility statement

This statement applies to Weymouth Town Council’s website (www.weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk).  

This website is run by Weymouth Town Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and we are working continuously to improve. You should be able to:  

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: 

Feedback and contact information  

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 15 (working) days.   

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: comms@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk 

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).  

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person  

While our offices currently remain closed to the public, our main office contact number is 01305 239839.  

Find out how to contact us by visiting https://weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/contact-us/.  

Technical information about this website’s accessibility  

Weymouth Town 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 site is partially compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

There are colour contrast issues on the homepage which makes it difficult for someone with sight loss to see the content properly.

Links on all pages must have discernible text.

In relation to social media links, all link names should be accessible by a screen reader and be descriptive enough to tell a user where that link will take them. Common issues include:

All links should receive focus and link text should not be hidden as this will stop a screen reader from relaying the link information.

Form labels help assistive technologies to understand what input is expected in a form field. Adding a label reduces confusion and enlarges the clickable area which helps users with limited motor control. This is an issue in relation to the combo box on the Contact us page.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to remediate PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. We don’t plan to amend:  

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

There are lots of historic PDF documents on our website. We have reviewed and prioritised our documents. We aim to remediate those that are most used and are essential to providing our services.  

What we’re doing to improve accessibility  

The council’s Communications Team will oversee improvements to accessibility on the website and take any action to amend online information.  We have conducted our own audit and the recommendations are being implemented.

Externally procured materials will be fully accessible and guidelines provided to contractors.  

Preparation of this accessibility statement  

This statement was prepared on 31 January 2022. It was updated on 8th March 2022 and will be reviewed every 4 months.  

This website was last tested on 16 December 2021 by DesignStack Web Design.