Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Cookhill Parish Council

Cookhill 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.

Measures to support accessibility

Cookhill Parish Council takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the Cookhill Parish Council website:

  • Constant evaluation of content

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. Cookhill 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.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Cookhill Parish Council via our website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers at

We try to respond to feedback within .

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The Cookhill Parish Council website 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 the Cookhill Parish Council website 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

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the Cookhill Parish Council website, 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

Comments from users:

  • Some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some older Word and Excel and third-party documents may not meet accessibility standards
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader


Interactive maps are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. Any new interactive maps will be published to meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Members of the Council who are responsible for the content and design of the website, are making every effort to improve the content that is already on the site and will make sure that any new content published to the website will:

  • Be structured well
  • Use plain English
  • Use shorter sentences
  • Contain accessible PDFs

This statement was last reviewed and updated on 29th September 2020.

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

Cookhill Parish Council
Kate Brazier
Clerk to the Council