On this page you can find out how accessible our website is, how to report issues and what to do if you can’t access parts of it.
This website is run by South Oxfordshire District Council. 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.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We have designed this website with features that make it easier to use by everyone, including those with visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, or neurological disabilities. We aim to reach the level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These are the international standard for accessible websites and content.
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible, for example:
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility and usability of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Communications Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
We are committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
We have carried out an accessibility audit and are currently compiling the full list of non-accessible content on our site. This will be updated soon.
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services but may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.2 (name, role value).
We will continue to improve the accessibility of documents, prioritising those that are viewed most often.
We believe that the cost required may be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We are currently making an assessment of all issues identified so far.
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we don’t plan to fix old PDF newsletters, posters or campaign materials that might still be published and accessed through our website.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish should meet accessibility standards.
This website was last tested in October 2020. The test was carried out by manually by our Communications team as well as The Shaw Trust accessibility team.
We’re doing our best to try fix the issues outlined in The Shaw Trust accessibility report.
We continually monitor the accessibility compliance of our site and have weekly automated updates. Improving our site is part of the Communications Team’s daily work.
This statement was prepared on February 2021