This website is run by South Marston Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • 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
We know that a large part of the content uploaded to this website is not fully accessible and it is a site that has grown quite organically, serving the Parish and the varied groups within the local community.

New regulations are coming into force that require public sector websites to present information in an accessible way (WCAG 2.1).

What we are doing about this
The Parish Council is currently undergoing a website development project. This requires careful attention to regulatory requirements around Parish Council documents and ensuring information is transparently published. Additionally this needs to continue to serve the vibrant community of South Marston.

To this end the Clerk, editor and Communications Working Group will work together to deliver a solution.

We hope to follow this timeline:

By the end of September 2020 we will have contacted a number of potential providers and asked them to tender for the project.

By the end of October we will have reviewed these and made a decision on the best suited provider for our needs.

Following that we will work with the provider to develop and deploy the new website as soon as we can.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
In the meantime 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 in 10 working days.

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