Accessibility Statement

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This accessibility statement applies to the domain and website

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

  • Increase text size
  • Decrease text size
  • View the website in grayscale as well as high contrast
  • 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 some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of the text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

Feedback and contact information

We, unfortunately, cannot provide the information on this website in different formats like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, or braille. If you do have a question about accessibility on the website please contact us via the email below:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in within 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: or through messenger on our Facebook page: with your enquiry.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We do not provide any text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired, or have a speech impediment, unfortunately.

During meetings, we cannot provide any help with audio or visual impairments.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Alva Community Council is committed to making its website accessible as much as it can be with the current funding we are provided with. We are not a Public Sector Body but aim to achieve as much as we can to help our community participate.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We do not plan to add text alternatives for all images but 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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing information to the community.

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.

For any new PDFs or Word documents we publish we aim to meet accessibility standards but cannot guarantee this.

Live video

We do not plan to add live video to the website and if we were to we would not provide captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are continuing to look at improving the accessibility of all aspects of the website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 27 March 2023. It was last reviewed on 27 March 2023.

This website was last tested on 27 March 2023. The test was carried out by Digital Brand Design.

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