1. Accessibility statement for Brecon Town Council website and Visit Brecon website
2. Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
3. Technical information about this website’s accessibility
5. What we’re doing to improve accessibility
6. Preparation of this accessibility statement
Accessibility statement for Brecon Town Council website and Visit Brecon website
This accessibility statement applies to Brecon Town Council’s website and Visit Brecon’s website. The websites contain clear fonts, allow text to be increased and decreased, contrasts changed, grayscale to be used, backgrounds lit, and text to be underlined.
Both websites are run by Brecon Town Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use the websites. 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
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.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of the website are not fully accessible:
● the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
● you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
● PDF documents are not accessible to screen reader software
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:
● email : email@example.com
● call : 01874 622884
● in person: The Guildhall, Brecon, Powys LD3 7AL
We’ll consider your request and get back to as soon as possible.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re 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, contact: The Town Clerk, Brecon Town Council, The Guildhall, Brecon LD3 7AL. Telephone: 01874 622884. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Brecon Town 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, due to ‘the non-compliances’, ‘the exemptions’ or ‘the non-compliances and exemptions’listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
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).
We plan to add text alternatives for all images by October 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
PDF’s may not meet the accessibility standards and we are looking at alternative solutions for this.
Navigation and accessing information
There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).
It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.
It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.
Interactive tools and transactions
Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.
Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website.
We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment in one year.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 13 August 2020.
This websites were last tested in April 2020. The test was carried out by Brecon Town Council in consultation with Sgor.