Our Accessibility Goals

This website is run by St. Stephen in Brannel Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We aim to use plain language and avoid unnecessary jargon and acronyms on this website. However, there may be pages or documents, such as planning documents or council reports, where complex or technical language is often necessary and used.

If you need information on this website in a different format like an accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille we’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

Tell Us What You Think

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us at clerk@ststepheninbrannel-pc.org.uk or call 01726 823 003.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). www.equalityadvisoryservice.com.


The site has been tested in the following browsers:

  • IE8 (basic) and above
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Android
  • IOS

Making your computer work for you

There are many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you. The AbilityNet my computer my way guide [https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/mcmw] has helpful advice on customising your computer.


Some Documents on this website are available in PDF format. You need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view these documents. The reader is free to download from the Adobe Reader download page [http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/]. Adobe provides advice on accessibility [http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html] for those who have difficulty viewing documents in PDF format.

Compliance Status

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

Various menu elements and heading elements don’t conform to html guidelines, which causes a non-conformance to WCAG 2.1 Level (A) 1.3.1. To resolve this a re-structure of the html elements is to be implemented, following best practice to allow all screen readers to parse the content properly.

The repeatable header and footer elements aren’t skippable when navigating soleing using a keyboard. This is a non-conformance to WCAG 2.1 Level (A) 2.4.1. To resolve this appropriate hooks will be implemented after all header content, which will allow the user to tab past the header on ‘non home’ pages.

Although this issue isn’t present in the webpages, a large portion of the PDF documents don’t specify the language in which the content is presented. There is a high chance this will prevent screen readers be able to parse through the information and thereby violates WCAG 2.1 Level (A) 3.1.1. Moving forward PDFs will be generated specifying language and content structure to enable them to be more accessible.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Certain foreground and background colours don’t conform to the Level AA specification of 3:1. This is specified in WCAG Level (AA) 1.4.3. This will require a larger body of transformative work as the colour scheme is defined from a business perspective. This will be something we remediate by June 2020, with a move towards appropriate colour schemes.

Finally, when evaluating WCAG Level (AA) 1.4.4 certain elements within the calendar sections of the webpage function correctly, but fail to display all data. This includes text elements being unreadable and content essentially being inaccessible. To resolve this text will be wrapped to the calendar sections causing them to wrap when the page is zoomed.

This website was last tested on the 22nd of January 2020. We tested all pages on our website, and a range of PDFs available at https://ststepheninbrannel-pc.org.uk/policies/, https://ststepheninbrannel-pc.org.uk/finance/, and https://ststepheninbrannel-pc.org.uk/air-quality-monitoring/.

This statement was prepared on the 23rd of January 2020.