Website Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the website:

This website is run by Stedham with Iping Parish Council and the Council want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, regardless of ability or disability. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change font sizes
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader
  • navigate most of the website content using just a keyboard

The Council has also tried to make the website text as simple as possible to understand. AbilityNet can provide advice on how to make your device easier to use if you have a disability.


How accessible is this website?

The Parish Council knows some parts of this website are not fully accessible as listed below, but is working to improve its compliance and aims to meet as many of the W3C (Web Accessibility Initiative) guidelines as are achievable.

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • older PDF documents may not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader


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:


Call: 01730 814575

The Council will consider your request and respond to you within 10 working days.


Reporting accessibility problems with this website

The Parish Council is 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, please contact:

Morag Birch - / 01730 814575


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

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


Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.


Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.


Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images may not have a text alternative especially homepage banners, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Some links may not be based on descriptive text beyond Click Here. These will be updated when found.

Some PDF and Microsoft Word documents may not meet accessibility standards. Some links and news headings might come across as Redundant Title Text.

Some menu setups might not be navigable by the keyboard.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 18th September 2020.

This website was last tested on 16th September 2020. The test was carried out by the Council by sampling the Homepage and some content pages within the website using the WAVE tool at