Accessibility Statement

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.

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 video and audio streams may not have captions
  • Some text and links may have poor colour contrast
  • Maps may be difficult to navigate using screen reader software

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read:

Get in touch via our contact page or:

Email: info@ashbytowncouncil.org.uk
Call: 01530 416961

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

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, get in touch via our contact page.

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 we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

We use Google maps. These may not be accessible to some people. We will always provide the information by alternative means on request

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.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 24th August 2020. It was last reviewed in April 2023.

We used the methodology described in “Website Accessibility Requirements” produced by NALC. This website was tested using the Microsoft Accessibility Insights for Web tool recommend in that publication.

This website was last tested in May 2023. The test checked accessibility of the website including forms, images and links. The most recent testing software used was ‘Siteimprove’.