Accessibility Statement for Newstead Parish Council

Newstead Parish Council is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Newstead Parish Council will continue to review the accessibility of the digital website content with the objective to obtain full compliance with the current accessibility standards. Progress on achieving full compliance will be monitored and reviewed/discussed, when appropriate, at future Parish Council meetings.

Conformance 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. Newstead Parish Council 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.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the digital content on the Newstead Parish Council website.

Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers by:

  • E-mail:
  • Postal address: Newstead Parish Council, 145 Queens Road South, Eastwood, NG16 3NE

We will try to respond within 7 business days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The Newstead Parish Council website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Mobile Smart Phones
  • Personal Computers
  • Tablet devices
  • All common Browsers (e.g. Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox etc.)
  • Screen Readers

Changing colours, font, text size and other settings

All modern browsers allow you to change colours and font sizes. The website has been created to support this.

Screen readers

A screen reader is a program which reads out the information displayed on your computer. Screen Readers can be useful to enable blind and partially sighted people to browse the internet and carry out other tasks using their computer. There are a variety of Screen Readers available via the internet. Plain English

We try to write in plain English and avoid jargon. If you don’t understand something, please let us know.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of the Newstead Parish 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.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure digital accessibility of Newstead Parish Council website there may be some limitations.

Below is a description of known limitations.

Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations:

  1. Some PDFs may not comply with the current standard, mainly relating to old PDFs and/or documents that have been scanned rather than created from digital documents.

A full audit/review will take place, as soon as possible, of all PDFs on the website to ensure that they are accessible as defined by the accessibility standard.

Assessment approach

Newstead Parish Council have assessed the accessibility of their website by the following approaches:

  • WebAIM automated accessibility checker
  • Evaluation by the website provider – Boiler Room Digital
  • Self-evaluation

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

Newstead Parish Council

Vikki Arkell Clerk to the Council
13th July 2021