We want everyone who visits our website to be able to access the full range of services available, regardless of their skill or technology.
The current version of this website was launched in 2016, but some individual elements of it may not have been updated since then.
How accessible the site is
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.
- PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- Some of the link text within the content is the same for different destinations
- Some adjacent links point to the same destination
- some text / background colours do not have enough contrast
- Some frames and i-frames do not have a readable title
- Some form controls do not have text labels
- Some Form field labels don’t identify their purpose programmatically
- Some images do not have alternative text within links and some contain alternative text which is the same as adjacent text
What to do if you have problems or queries
If you have any accessibility problems or feedback, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to contact us about any other issues, please use our contact us page.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Bishop Auckland Town Team Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Under the Equality Act 2010 we must ensure we do not unlawfully discriminate in our service delivery and make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities where necessary. We are constantly working to improve the accessibility and usability of our site.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- PDFs: some PDFs are not machine readable, failing success criterion 1.1.1
- PDFs: some are missing headings or headings do not cascade correctly, which fails success criterion 1.1.3
- PDFs: some are not tagged, which fails success criterion 1.1.3
- PDFs: some do not have a title or the titles are weak, failing success criterion 2.4.2
- PDFs: some PDFs do not specify a default language, failing success criterion 3.1.1
- Link Purpose: some of the link text within the content is the same for different destinations, failing success criterion 2.4.4
- Link Purpose: some adjacent links point to the same destination, failing success criterion 1.1.1
- Forms: some form controls do not have text labels failing success criterion 1.3.1
- Background colours: some text / background colours do not have enough contrast, failing success criterion 1.4.3
- Form fields labels: some don’t identify their purpose programmatically, failing success criterion 1.3.5
- Images: some contain alternative text which is the same as adjacent text, failing
- success criterion 1.1.1
- Images: some do not have alternative text within links, failing success criterion 1.1.1
We are aware of the outstanding issues on this website and we plan to review them by September 2023.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- PDFs/documents (pre September 2018): 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.
- Pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020.
- Live audio and video.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 27 February 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2022 by Durham County Council.