Accessibility

1. Website accessibility

This website is run by the Longdown Village Hall Trust and the Longdown and Holcombe Burnell Parish 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.

2. How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • you can’t zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Word and PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some of our content is difficult to understand
  • some pages have skipped heading levels
  • some pages contain tables used for layout
  • some pages need improved hyperlinking

3. What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If cannot access parts of this website then please email hall@longdownvillage.com.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements then please email

If cannot access parts of this website then please email hall@longdownvillage.com.

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).

4. Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making this 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 non-compliances listed below.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

Issues with PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and other documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

Some of our documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By April 2021, we aim to replace them with accessible HTML pages.

We aim to ensure that any new documents we publish meet accessibility standards.

Issues with navigation

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).

Some pages contain tables used for layout. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1. We aim to remove all tables used for layout by September 2020.

You can’t zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen. We plan to implement zoom on content for mobile devices.

Some pages have non distinguishable landmarks. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships. We plan to provide Aria landmarks.

5. Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

We aim to replace all our PDF and Word documents with an equivalent accessible HTML page.

6. How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 10th February 2020 by the Longdown Village Hall Trust.

7. What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Accessibility roadmap

We are constantly reviewing and improving our web site to follow the latest WCAG guidelines. In addition, we are expanding the amount of information and services available to users of the website and the community of the Parish.