This website is run by Knaresborough Town Council. We
want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example,
that means you should be able to:
- zoom in
up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
most of the website using just a keyboard
most of the website using speech recognition software
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 is this
- We know
some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:
can’t modify the line height or spacing of text
- some PDF
documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader
can’t skip to the main content when using a screen reader
a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact
What to do if you can’t
access parts of this website
If you need information on this website
in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio
recording for example, please use the details on our contact us page. We’ll consider your request
and get back to you in 15 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with
We’re always looking to
improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that
aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting
accessibility requirements, contact the clerk.
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).
Clerk, Miss Angela Pulman
Post: Knaresborough Town Council, Knaresborough House, High Street, Knaresborough, HG5 0HW
In Person: Monday to Thursday 09:00
– 12:30 at the above address
Call: 01423 864080
Technical information about this
Knaresborough 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.
This website is currently partially
compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non- compliances listed below.
There may be pages with read more / click
here links. See WCAG 2.4 Success Criterion 4.4 (Link Purpose (In
There may be some pages where HTML
isn’t perfectly formed, such as stray end tags. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1
Many of our older PDFs and Word
documents don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may
not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2
(name, role value).
Some images on the website pages may
not have a text alternative, so the information on them isn’t
available to people using a screen reader. See WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1
We plan to add text alternatives for
all images by September 2020. When we publish new content, we’ll make
sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
How we tested this website
This website was tested both manually
and automatically prior to the writing of this statement. The tests were
carried out by Vision ICT Ltd.
This statement was prepared June