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This website is run by Cornwood Parish Council and we want as many people as possible to be able to use it. 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 Narrator, JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)


We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. 

Ability Net has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.


This website's level of accessibility has been manually checked and measured against a specific set of accessibility guidelines and checkpoints.  WC3, see guideline link below.  We also used the methodology described in "Website Accessibility Requirements" produced by NALC  This website was tested using the Microsoft tool recommended in that publication.


On 1st September 2020, all content available on this website conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 at  Single-A conformance.

  • The technology that this content "relies upon" is: HTML 4.01.

  • The technologies that this content "uses but does not rely upon" are: jpg, pdf.

  • The technology that this site uses is Wix.

If you have any comments or questions about accessibility of our website and/or require a document or PDF in an additional format please email

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

  • Cornwood Parish 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 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.  Therefore, it has been given a rating of A. 


Non-accessible content

Some parts of this website may not be fully accessible:

  • Some PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software.

  • Maps may be difficult to navigate using screen reader software.

  • Some text and links may have poor colour contrast.  See additional help in setting colours in your preferred browser below.

  • Scanned PDF documents do not comply with the Accessibility Regulations 2018 but can be provided in an alternative format or on alternative media, on request.

  • Third party products are not governed by the Accessibility Regulations.

    • We may use Google maps which may not be accessible to some people.  We will always provide the information by alternative means on request

    • Social media share bars may not meet the required colour contrast levels.

  • We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

  • The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services.

Additional help for increasing text and setting colours other browsers

If you are using a computer with a Windows operating system, you can zoom in or out of any webpage by holding down Ctrl and pressing + to zoom in, or holding down Ctrl and pressing - to zoom out.  In the settings menu you will find an Ease of Access option that allows Narrator, magnifier and colour contrast functions.


Increasing text and image sizes using Microsoft Edge

1. In the top tool bar is a + or – button and a read aloud option.

Setting colours in Microsoft Edge

You can also set Internet Explorer to use colours you find easier to see and to ignore colours you find it harder to see.

1. Settings.  (Cog wheel)
2. Ease of Access > High Contrast > choose one of four themes. 


Increasing text and image sizes using Google Chrome

  1. Click the + or – options on the bottom right of the screen to increase or decrease the text displayed.

  2.  Under Web Content, you can set default fonts, font sizes and zoom level.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 24th September 2020.   

Next review 24th March 2021.