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Oakley & Deane Parish Council


Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018

The Regulations came into force on 23 September 2018 and implement the EU Directive on the accessibility of websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies.

The purpose is to improve the accessibility of public sector websites (including Parish Council sites) so that they can be used by as many people as possible – this builds on the existing obligations to disabled people under the Equality Act 2010 and the duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

For websites published after September 2018 the deadline to comply with the new regulations is 23 September 2019.

Oakley & Deane Parish Council are in the process of formulating a policy and statement but in the meantime provides the following advice to assist you in using our website:


If you have accessibility issues, you may find the following guidance from mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk  on how to configure your computer settings to suit your needs will make your visit to our website easier:


A web browser is the software you use to access the internet and it is always advisable to have the most up to date version of the web browser you use:

  • you will be able to browse the internet much faster
  • you’ll see more features on many websites
  • your computer will be more secure

If you are an Internet Explorer user, you will get the best experience from our website if you are viewing it in Internet Explorer version 9.0 or above.

For more information on web browsers and how to upgrade, please read the GOV.UK guidance on Browsers.

PDFs and accessibility

We want all visitors to our website to be able to access all content, including PDF documents. The user guide below provides help on accessing PDF documents for blind and visually impaired users of screen reading technology.

 Accessing PDF documents with assistive technology (PDF) [377 kb]

Information in a different format 

Do you need any of the information on our website in a different format, for example:

  • large print  
  • audio tape
  • in an alternative document type 

Please telephone the Clerk on (01256) 780886 to discuss how we can help you.