Accessibility Statement for Marden Parish Council Website

This website is run by Marden Parish Council.

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 requires that accessibility standards are met by 23 September 2019. Marden Parish Council has actively worked
towards making this website compliant by that date.

A tool is provided on the website – available in the upper left corner – which gives accessibility access. If you do not have a screen reader, a link to a pdf screen reader is provided in the Accessibility section on the home page.

Explanation of which parts of this website do not comply with the Regulations and how to access in a suitable format

We recognise that the following items on this website do not comply with the Regulations:
•Agendas of meetings are uploaded as pdf files as these are in the same format as the agendas displayed on the parish notice boards. These documents can be read by a screen reader
•Minutes of meetings, policies and account documents are uploaded as scans of pdf files as the signed copies provide evidence of adoption and signing. These cannot be read by a screen reader. Unsigned pdfs of minutes and polices are also provided, which can be read by screen reader.
•Notes of working groups are uploaded as pdf files to be in the same format. These can be read by a screen reader
•Registrable interests for Councillors are scans of pdf files of original documents provided by Herefordshire Council. These cannot be read by a screen reader
•Documents relating to the Neighbourhood Development Plan, Community Facilities, Fundraising and Traffic Management Groups are provided as pdf files. Some of these can be read by a screen reader, some cannot. This also applies to many documents found on other pages for various parish organisations.

Please contact the Parish Clerk (details below) if you require scanned pdf documents to be supplied as Word documents or unsigned screen readable pdfs of Parish Council Minutes, Policies and Accounts.

Reporting Accessibility Problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you think we’re not meeting the requirements of the Accessibility Regulations, please contact the Parish Clerk:
Alison Sutton
7 John Davies Place,
Tel: 07789 322771

Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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