LCC Accessibility Statement

Llangybi Fawr Community Council Accessibility Statement
New regulations came into force for public sector bodies such as ours on 23 September 2018. They state that we must make our website or mobile app more accessible by making it ‘perceivable, operable, understandable and robust’. 
The full name of the regulations is the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Ours is a small community comprising three hamlets in the Monmouthshire countryside.  Apart from the invitation to contact us directly by email, we do not have any interactive components on our website that might disadvantage individuals who require assistive technologies in using the internet.  We have considered the requirements of these regulations and have listed below the measures we have taken to comply with the law.  Every effort has been made to ensure that our site is fully compliant and truly accessible.  If anyone finds that they are in difficulties, they are welcome to contact us.

All images have an appropriate text equivalent in the form of Alt tags that should be readable by accessibility software.  In addition, most of the image links have underlined link text as well
We do not have audio files so do not require transcripts or textualised audio information.  The control of audio that auto plays is not applicable.
We do not have video content so there is no requirement to synchronise captions, or audio description
Our website is designed to be available to assistive technologies.  If anyone who uses specialist software to read our content, we welcome comments so that we can work towards improving accessibility.
We are using an ‘accessible ready’ template and our website is designed to maintain content in a logical order, if styling is removed.
We have avoided using visual characteristics to communicate information.
We have not used colour in any way to convey information.
Text is strongly contrasting against the background and enlargement should not break the page.  Every effort is made to ensure that all elements of the site have optimised contrast.  The use of colour is very limited to improve this.
There are no images of text that do not also have titles and alt tags.  For instance, image links to minutes of meetings may show graphical text, but they are supported by real text that is readable by screen readers.
The website is responsive so will flip horizontally and vertically with the movement of mobile devices.  The page will also resize to display content in a readable format.  This includes the appropriate resizing of images.
The website does not include any application forms so does not need HTML autocomplete tokens.
We do not have content that is hidden or shown on focus so do not have to make sure that it remains visible until dismissed by the user.

As far as we know, all menus, links, buttons, and other controls can be operated by a keyboard.  Where possible, we have tested them on different devices.
We do not have any pages with time limits so do not need mechanisms for adjusting those limits.
We do not have any content that moves or that has auto-updates that might need to be stopped
None of our content flashes or flickers
We do not have blocks of links that might need to be bypassed by keyboard users
Each page has a unique title that indicates its purpose and context
We have made every effort to ensure that when using a keyboard to move through the page, the order makes sense
The purpose of every link is clear from its link text
The website has at least two ways of finding content, including a navigation menu, search feature and a sitemap.
Headings and labels are clear and descriptive.
A sighted user will know where they are on the page when moving around with a keyboard
There are no shortcuts triggered by only one letter or character in this website, so there is no need to provide a facility for the user to switch this off, or to remap.
None of our site features require several fingers or complex gestures to work
Our menus work with the touch of a fingertip on mobile devices.

The website is in English, which we believe is the most accessible language to the users that are likely to need information about or community
We have avoided links, controls or form fields that automatically trigger a change in context
The website Includes consistent navigation, positioned in the same place on every page.  In addition, the menus have no flyouts or nested page links
Features with the same functionality (such as social media links), are labelled consistently
Our only form is a universally used email plugin which provides helpful, understandable error and verification messages.

The whole website is coded using valid HTML
Our only interactive component is our contact form
We do not have any status messages or updates that need to be understood by AT

These statements address all the requirements of the new law, as far as we are able to tell.  We are open to suggestions for improvement.  Please contact us if you have any comments.