This accessibility statement applies to the council agendas, minutes and meetings website on the ModGov platform.
This website is run by Elmbridge Borough Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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 is this website?
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- some more recent and current PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the communications team:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five working days.
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 communications team:
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).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
Find out how to contact us.
We have an audio induction loop in our main reception.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Elmbridge Borough 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 exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Some of the PDF reports published on or after 23 September 2018 may not be fully accessible for various reasons. These include:
- Some tables, including nested tables, may not be easily readable
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.2
- Some links to other websites may not be fully accessible
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4
- Some titles or headings may not be easily readable
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 and 2.42
- Background colours or text colours that may not have sufficient contrast
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3
- Some images may not have alternative text
This fails WCAG success criterion 1.1.1
We’ve assessed the cost and resources required to fix all our PDFs and to check every PDF before it is published. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will review this assessment each year.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- PDFs and other documents - 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.
- Pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
- Live audio and video
- Maps unless they provide core information
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Since October 2019, all report authors must use an accessible template to produce their PDFs. All report authors are required to check their file for accessibility before they submit it for publication.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on Tuesday 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on Tuesday 22 September 2020.
This website was last updated in April 2020. The update to version 1505 was carried out by Civica.