Accessibility Statement for Lanchester Parish Council

We are committed to making our website as accessible as possible to people with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments. We’re constantly working towards improving the accessibility of our website to ensure we provide equal access to all of our users.

We always make sure that our website follows accessibility best practices by following the principles of universal design. This ensures the site is flexible and adaptable to different users’ needs or preferences and is accessible through a variety of different technologies, including mobile devices or assistive technologies.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

Wherever possible, our site will adhere to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
These guidelines outline four main principles that state that sites should be:

  • Perceivable – Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive
  • Operable – User interface components and navigation must be operable
  • Understandable – Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable
  • Robust – Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies

We want 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)

We’ve also 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.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Lanchester 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.

Accessibility Toolbar

This website uses a toolbar to allow users to customise the accessibility settings based on their needs. This tool helps user with access needs to adjust any web page so that it can be consumed irrespective of disability of the user.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to a number of scanned pdf documents that do not comply with the Accessibility Regulations 2018. These documents can be provided in an alternative format or on alternative media, on request.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs/documents (pre September 2018)

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact

Email : lanchesterparish@btopenworld.com

Give Us Your Feedback

We are committed to providing an accessible service. If you experience problems or have any suggestions for improvement please get in touch with us. We make continuous improvements based on your feedback.

Email : lanchesterparish@btopenworld.com

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We try to respond to feedback within 3 business days.