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Accessibility Statement

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This website is run by Breckland District 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 per cent 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 tried to make 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 this website are not fully accessible:

  • There is an issue where some interactive components are not large enough to be easily used by people with motor impairments.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF or large print:

Once received, we will endeavour to send you an accessible version.

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, complete ourWebsite Feedback Form.

Enforcement procedure

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

Breckland District Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to 'the non-compliances' listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:

IssueSuccess Criteria FailedLocation

Aim for large interactive controls

WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.5.5

All interactive components on a page, such as buttons or fields, should ideally be large enough to be easily used by people with motor impairments. This ensures people with motor impairments can easily click or tap on the element. This issue is with the default Cookie template.

We plan to fix these issues by July 2023 by upgrading to the latest version of our web platform and associated templates. We will be reliant on our website providers (Goss) to fix and/or deploy any changes.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23/05/2023. It was last reviewed on 23/05/2023.