Accessibility Statement for Lanreath Parish Council Website

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

  • By using immersive reader 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
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader
  • We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
  • All Word documents have been accessibility checked

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:

  •   you cannot modify the line height, however, text spacing may be increased using the Immersive Reader function.
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some scrolling photo montages may not contain an Alt Text description and it may not be possible to scroll through individual images in some photo montages.
  • youtube videos accessed through this website do not have synchronised captions.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website:

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible Word, large print, or easy read:

Email call 01208 771180

Reporting accessibility problems with this website:

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you:

  • find any problems not listed on this page or
  • think we are not meeting accessibility requirements

Please contact the web team using

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 feedback or complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Non accessible content:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:

  • Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). Any images that do not have a text alternative will be provided with a title or sub-text.
  • The Council’s Annual Governance and Accountability Report is a largely technical document, the content and layout of which is dictated by the requirements of the Annual Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. The Report is uploaded to the website as a scanned pdf of a hard copy document and may not be accessible. The original copies of these documents may be viewed physically during the annual period designated for the exercise of public rights as required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations.

Disproportionate burden:

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with PDFs and other documents:

  • Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
  • The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018. This is if they’re not essential to providing our services.
  • Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
  • Any images that do not have a text alternative will be provided with a title or sub-text.

How we tested this website:

The majority of this website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard and is checked using the Wave Accessibility Checker Tool .

We test:

  • our main website platform, available at
  •  documents uploaded to the website

What we’re doing to improve accessibility:

  • We will continue to test all our content using our approval process.
  • We will test any new templates, layouts and functions.
  • We will act on and respond to all feedback we receive about issues using the website.

  This statement was prepared October 2021

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