Shirley Parish Council

Accessibility statement

  1. Website accessibility

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

    • 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
    • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
    • listen to most of the website using a screen reader.

    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 or condition that affects you.

  2. Website accessibility

    The site has been rebuilt with a cleaner simpler structure and contents making navigation easier.

    All major browsers support access keys but because of their inconsistent implementation, it is no longer best practice to use them. We will review this based on feedback.

  3. What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

    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 please contact the council using the details below.

  1. Contacting us

    The council does not have an office that can be visited by members of the public. If you have access needs, please get in touch with the clerk Sian Bacon:
    Phone: 07545 704384
    Post: ℅ St. Michael’s church, Church Lane
    Shirley, Ashbourne
    DE6 3AS

  2. Technical information about this website’s accessibility

    Shirley Parish 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard apart from some older Portable Document Files which may not be compatible with screen reader software.

    The site was developed and tested with Ubuntu 18.04 standard build and the Firefox web browser.

    We have not identified anything that qualifies as disproportionate burden as of yet, but we are still evaluating our sites and may update this when we identify issues.

This statement was last updated in November 2023.