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Accessibility statement for Maescar Community Council


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

Accessibility on Maescar Community Council

Maescar Community Council makes available an accessibility the UserWay Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows the site to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines ensuring a comprehensive legal & regulatory compliance framework covering ADA, Section 508, WCAG 2.1 AA, and much more.

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

The accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the top left corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.

Extra Facility: Enabling the Immersive Reader Menu (this menu is part of your computer/search engine profile)

The Immersive reader menu can be enabled by clicking the book/speaker icon that appears within the top right hand side of the search engine’s url bar (normally found before the favourites Icon). After triggering the Immersive reader menu, please wait a moment for the Immersive reader menu to load in its entirety.


We continue efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.

In an ongoing effort to continually improve and remediate accessibility issues, we also regularly scan our site with UserWay's Accessibility Scanner to identify and fix every possible accessibility barrier on our site. Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on Maescar Community Council fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.

Here For You

If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on Maescar Community Council website, the widget, any of its services or require assistance with any part of our site or software, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 working days.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines ensuring a comprehensive legal & regulatory compliance framework covering ADA, Section 508, WCAG 2.1 AA, due to the non-compliances and the exemptions’ listed below:

Non accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information.

We will work towards updating existing photos. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

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

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

Some of our PDFs and Word 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 December 2023, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML and PHP pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services, however we would like you to have the best access to all council minutes from meetings held prior to the 23rd September 2018 by adding them onto a database system allowing live version of each to be fully accessible online - within this website.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We’ve assessed the cost of full accessibility outstanding issues and we believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. However, we will continue to review this in line with budgets.

We aim to make - accessible format for all documents published between 23rd September 2018 and 8th March 2022.

We aim to make - accessible format for all minutes published prior 23rd September 2018.

This statement was prepared on 8th March 2022.

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