Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the website This website is run by Darley and Menwith Parish Council (the Council).

The Council wants as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
The Council has 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.

How accessible this website is

Some parts of this website may not be fully accessible:

  • some PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some images on the website pages may not have a text alternative, so the information on them isn’t available to people using a screen reader
  • some third party content may not meet the full accessibility requirements

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format please contact the Council, stating:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF.
The Council will consider your request and aim to respond within ten working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

The Council is always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think that the page is not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the Council using the details at the bottom of this statement.

Enforcement procedure

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 the Council responds to your request or complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This council is 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
There may be some scanned PDF documents on the website e.g. our Annual Governance and Accountability Returns (AGARs), other finance documents, maps and village newsletters. Scanned PDF documents do not comply with the Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
The accessibility regulations do not require the Council to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing its services. Any new PDFs published should meet accessibility standards.

3rd party products
The webpage uses Google maps and calendars. These may not be accessible to some people. We will always provide the information by alternative means on request.

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 18th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 18th September 2020.

This website was tested both manually and automatically prior to the writing of this statement. The tests were carried out by Vision ICT Ltd and the Clerk of the Council.

Contact details

Please contact the Parish Clerk ( if you have a request regarding accessibility.