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:
- 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)
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:
- the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- live video streams do not have captions
- some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
- you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ pag
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:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 01305 239839
- give us the URL of the content and the format that you require
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: email@example.com
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.
This site is partially compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
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:
- the inner link text not being visible
- duplicate link labels
- the link not being focusable
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:
- briefing papers
- reports and publications
- research and statistics
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.