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Accessibility statement for
Broadwas and Cotheridge Parish Council


This website is run by Broadwas and Cotheridge Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  1. change colours, contrast levels and fonts

  2. zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

  3. navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

  4. navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

  5. listen to most of the website using a screen reader (such as of NVDA)

  6. find information contained in difficult to navigate tables within a text block or other accessible format on the same page

We have 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 is this website?

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible and some browsers do not have built in 'Read Aloud' facilities. Microsoft Edge has a basic tool activated by Ctrl Shift U. It can also be accessed by the 3 dot (...) button top right:

  1. the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window

  2. you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

  3. most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

  4. some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.

  5. you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read email or call Eric Dale.

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The Journey so far:

10th June 2020 Initial Accessibility Survey using WAVE Analysis Tool. The report divides issues into 6 categories; the first 2 are faults and the remaining are advisory. The tool found

Errors = 7

Contrast Errors = 437


Alerts = 495

Features = 49

Structural Elements = 212

ARIA = 313

30th August 2020 Follow up survey found;

Errors = 0

Contrast Errors = 0


Alerts = 517*

Features = 32

Structural Elements = 190

ARIA = 484

*Alerts report underlined text and this is used by this site to indicate links to documents, pages or other sites.

Structural Elements are items like Heading levels that help facilitate navigation for users of assisting technologies.

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