Website Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Barham Parish Council

This website is run by Barham Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

Barham Parish Council is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Application) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Barham Parish Council takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Barham Parish Council:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • We’ve made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Barham Parish Council is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Barham Parish Council. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Barham Parish Council:

We try to respond to feedback within 7 business days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

Barham Parish Council is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Mobile Phones
  • PC and Mac Computers
  • All Tablet devices
  • All known Browsers
  • Screen Readers

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Barham Parish Council relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Barham Parish Council, there may be some limitations. We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Barham Parish Council:

  1. Comments from users: Uploaded images may not have text alternatives because we cannot ensure the quality of contributions. This means people using a screen reader cannot access the information.


  1. Some older PDFs may not comply.


  1. Some of our PDFs and Word documents are not fully compliant with accessibility regulations. In particular the headings are not always formatted in a way to be compatible with e-reader software.


  1. Not all text elements have sufficient colour contrast between the text in the foreground and background colour behind it.


  1. Keyboard navigation is not fully functional in some of our menus.


What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF or large print, for example, please use the details below to request:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 15 working days.

Content that is not within the scope of the Accessibility Regulations

PDFs and other documents:

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.


Assessment approach

Barham Parish Council assessed the accessibility of Barham Parish Council by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared September 2020.

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

Barham Parish Council
Amanda Sparkes
Clerk to the Council