Web Accessibility Statement

This statement was adopted by the Council at its meeting held on 29.9.20

North Walsham 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.

In accordance with current Government guidelines:

Viewing the site – You can change the colours (via light/dark themes depending on the browser used), contrast levels, and magnify the page up to 400%.

Listening to content – Use text to speech browser plugins or assistive technology to listen to the content selected with the mouse or key board. Use of screen readers can listen to content, navigate the site and interact with menus. Recommendation: DVDA (“NV Access”) free downloader software package.

Navigation by headings – Assistive technology, browsers and plugins such as screen readers to list the headings/sub headings in the page and understand the purpose from the link text.

Navigation by links – Assistive technology such as screen readers, can get a list of all the links on a page with their purpose from the link text.

Navigation of the site – Users who have specific key board assistance such as use of browser, plugins or screen readers may be able to go straight to the heading they need.

Navigation by key board – Users who have the key board facility will be able to see the interactive element such as links on a page.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1  AA standard, due to the non compliances as listed below :

  • some of the documents relating to the year end accounts are scanned documents and not accessible
  • most older PDF documents are not accessible.
  • line height or text cannot be modified
  • has one font style and size, but magnification is available up to 400%.

We want to ensure that everyone who uses our website is able to access the information that they are seeking.   Many of the older documents will not meet the accessibility standards and the accessibility regulations do not require changes to PDF’s or other documents published before 23 September 2018, if not essential, but subsequent documents will meet the accessibility standards.

The website was checked using the WebAIM Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE) in September 2020 according to WCAG 2.1 AA standards and the website will be checked annually for compliance and the Report published on the website.

We are always looking to improve accessibility to our website.  If you find that there is a problem or we are not making the necessary accessibility requirements.  Please contact – email  info@nwtc.org.uk  telephone : 01692 404114.

This Statement was prepared  on 22 September 2020.