Website Accessibility

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town 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

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/:

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines 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. https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/ 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.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/ relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Assessment approach

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council assessed the accessibility of https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/ by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

 

Issues with PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

As part of the accessibility roadmap, which we are working on, we will be aiming for any new PDFs or Word documents we publish to meet meet accessibility standards.

 

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers our website: