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Accessibility Statement

Website Accessibility Statement for Wrenbury-cum-Frith Parish Council


Technical Information about this website’s accessibility

Wrenbury-cum-Frith Parish Council (known as “the Council”) is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

We strive to ensure that our services are accessible to everyone.  We have invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that our website is easy to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, because we have a strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.

AbilityNet ( has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Measures to support accessibility

The Council takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the Council website:

  • The Council undertakes assessments of the website using Accessibility Insights and Google Wave, on a quarterly basis and whenever a new page is added;
  • The Council has added an Accessibility widget to the website.  This is shown in the top right corner and has been developed by  By selecting the icon, this opens a menu which provides a range of accessibility options;
  • The Council uses a WordPress theme that has been confirmed as Accessible following rigorous tests by WordPress;
  • All documents uploaded are checked for accessibility in Microsoft Word and checked to ensure that the ‘Document structure tags for accessibility’ and ‘PDF/A compliant’ elements are enabled in the pdf.

Compliance 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. The Council website 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 (detailed below).  When tested using the Accessibility Insights tool, the website initially scored 89% compliance but this has been improved to 99% compliance.  Using Google Chrome Lighthouse extension provided a 100% accessibility compliance score.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Council website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the Council website:

  • E-mail via –
  • Telephone – 07835 556343

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The 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 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 and we cannot guarantee that the site will work fully on older versions of assistive technology

Non-Accessible Content

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the 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.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

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

  • Some externally supplied, interactive PDFs may not be fully compliant. We have no control over these documents.
  • WCAG 1.3.2 – CSS positioning

Disproportionate burden

At the present time, we have not identified any specific issues that would be of disproportionate burden.

Content not within the Scope of the accessibility regulations

The following are currently exempt from the Accessibility regulations

  • pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
  • live audio and video
  • heritage collections like scanned manuscripts
  • PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 – unless needed to use a service.
  • maps – information that may be available in address format
  • third party content under someone else’s control
  • content on intranets or extranets published before 23 September 2019
  • archived websites if not needed for services and they are not updated

Assessment Approach

The Council assessed the accessibility of the website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation using the Accessibility Insights and Google Chrome Lighthouse tools

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 11 July 2022. This website was last tested on 11 July 2022. The test was carried out by the Clerk to the Council.

Enforcement procedure– The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (websites and Mobile Applications) (No2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


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