Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Fenland District Council

This website is run by Fenland 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% 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 this website is

Our website is partially accessible. This is because some of our documents are not fully accessible.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website 

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We'll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of our website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, email communications@fenland.gov.uk.

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

Fenland 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.

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 

Some of our documents are not fully accessible. We are in the process of reviewing these documents to fix their accessibility. Priority is being given to the documents used by our most vulnerable residents and that are downloaded the most.

Testing our website

This website was last tested on 10 August 2020. We did our own testing using automated and manual testing using the Lighthouse and Wave tools.

We tested a number of pages that included a wide range of functionality from www.fenland.gov.uk. This included our home page, postcode look up facility, list template and online forms.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We will regularly review the accessibility of this website with automated testing using the Lighthouse and Wave accessibility tools. We will also conduct manual testing exercises and review any issues reported by website users. We will work with our website provider to make improvements.

This statement was prepared on 10 August 2020.

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