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. We have an action plan and are working to put this right.
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
As stated in the non-compliance section, the known issues are listed below:
- Content – associated PDFs on this website.
We are aware of the issues within the content on this website and we are in the process of creating a remediation plan. We will update this statement with a date to work towards shortly.
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 27th February 2020. It was last reviewed on 5th October 2021.
This website was last tested on 5th October 2021. The test was carried out by Durham County Council.
We used Silktide to test a sample of pages.
How we test the site
We re-assess a website or system for accessibility whenever it undergoes a major modification.
Most page content is checked every time it is updated.