Accessibility Statement

This statement was created on 20th May 2024. We will review and update the accessibility statement as necessary.

Accessibility Statement for

Ardingly Parish Council is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility:
– Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
– Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
– Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
– Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.

Conformance status:
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Our current assessment from Google tells us that our Home page scores 86 / 100 for accessibility. However, 9 points were lost due to the use of icons, which we deemed were not necessary to provide for accessibility as we have clear labelling to the side of these icons.

Other pages checked are

Gallery – 95/100
What we do – 95/100
Parish Council Office – 95/100
Reports & Documents – 96/100
Latest News – 95/100

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:
– Email: [email protected]
– Postal address: Ardingly Parish Council, Hapstead Hall, 13 High Street, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TB
We try to respond to feedback within 30 days.

Technical specifications:
Accessibility of relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
– JavaScript

Limitations and alternatives:
Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations:
– some colours do not contrast correctly
– some navigation links need additional descriptions.
– some images in the gallery do not have alt descriptions

Assessment approach:
Ardingly Parish Council assessed the accessibility of by the following approaches:
– Self-evaluation using Google lighthouse


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