Accessibility Statement for Whitchurch Village Council

This accessibility statement applies to  and is run by the Whitchurch Village Council. 

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example that means you should be able to:

  • change font sizes
  • zoom in up to 200% 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 

Non Compliance with the Accessibility regulations

We know that some parts of the website are not fully accessible but we have tested and plan to make the changes to the issues that we found. 
The results from the Accessible Audit done in September 2020 

List of accessibility issues for Whitchurch Village Council Website
WCAG 2.1 Requirement Level Error description
1.1.1 – Non-text Content A Some images have no text alternatives and suitable descriptions should be added
1.3.1 – Info and Relationships A A table on one page does not contain a caption to explain it’s contents
2.4.4 – Link Purpose (In Context) A The main navigation and footer links require the “title” attribute to state the links’ purpose
4.1.1 – Parsing A Some pages contain a small number of common HTML errors
1.3.5 – Identify Input Purpose AA The inputs in the form on the contact page require better labels to show their purpose
1.4.3 – Contrast (minimum) AA The main navigation and footer have elements that do not have enough contrast with their backgrounds
1.4.4 – Resize Text AA Some text sizes are styled in pts rather than ems
2.4.6 – Headings and labels AA Some headings need to be more descriptive

We will aim to resolve these issues by March 2021

Content that is not compliant with the accessibility regulations

Scanned p.d.f. documents do not comply with the Accessibility Regulations 2018. These documents can be provided in an alternative format on request. Please email

Some third party submitted content may not comply but we will provide alternative versions, for example HTML so that it can be read using assistive technologies. 

How we tested the site. 

We used a mixture of online testing tools and visual checks to test each of the W.C.A.G. 2.1 requirements at Level A and AA.   We tested a sample of 6 web pages, of which some see the most visitors and some are typical of the type of page that makes up the website.   

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille or you need to report accessibility problems with this website

We will consider your request and get back to you.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Whitchurch Village Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.