Website Accessibility Statement for Checkley Parish Council

Checkley Parish 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.

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.  Checkley Parish Council is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully confirm to the accessibility standard.


We are always looking to improve accessibility on our website and welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Checkley Parish Council.  Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Checkley Parish Council’s website:

  • E-mail: info@checkleyparishcouncil,
  • Phone: 01538 528118
  • Postal Address: Checkley Parish Council, Greatwood Hall, Hollington Road, Tean, Staffordshire, ST10 4JY

Compatibility with Browsers and Assistive Technology

Checkley Parish Council is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Mobile Phones
  • PC and Mac Computers
  • All Tablet Devices
  • All known Browsers
  • Screen Readers

Technical Specifications

Accessibility of Checkley Parish Council 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.

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

Our website accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking on the icon.

This appears in the top right-hand corner of each page.

On triggering, the accessibility menu will load.

If you require any information on our website in a different format, then please us know.  We will consider your request and get back to you as soon as we can.

Limitations and Alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Checkley Parish Council, there may be some limitations.  Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Checkley Parish Council:

  1. Uploaded images may not have text alternatives because we cannot ensure the quality of contributions.
  2. Some older PDF’s may not comply.

Assessment Approach

Checkley Parish Council assessed the accessibility of it’s website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

Formal Approval of this Accessibility Statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

Checkley Parish Council

Siân Morgan-Owen, Clerk to the Council

Greatwood Hall, Upper Tean

On the meeting dated: 21st July 2020