Measures to support accessibility

Bow Brickhill Parish Council takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Bow Brickhill Parish Council:

  • Includes accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Use Google Translate to offer the web site in a multitude of languages

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

Consistent page headings and titles

A consistent heading structure has been used so that page information is compatible with access technology.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

This web site has been 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 this web site 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.

Limitations and alternatives

We are constantly working to make our website as accessible and usable as possible. However, despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the Bow Brickhill Parish Council web site, there may be some limitations. This is just a very small Parish Council with only one Clerk in charge of the web site and no IT department. We also have very limited funds to pay for external help from programmers. Therefore, it’s possible that you may find some areas which are not as accessible as they could be. Be assured however, that we are aware of most of them and are gradually working through them to make this site available to all.

Assessment approach

Bow Brickhill Parish Council assessed the accessibility through the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

External Help

AbilityNet provides guidance about how to:

Leave feedback

We are always happy to receive feedback. Please drop a line to to let us know about any problems you may have experienced with this site.