Accessibility Statement


This accessibility statement applies to

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

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • 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 tried to make 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:

  • Some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • There is labelling issue with the search box

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF or large print:

Once received, we will endeavour to send you an accessible version.


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, complete our Website Feedback Form

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).

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Breckland District Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.


Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to 'the non-compliances' listed below.


Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:

  • Ensure links are distinguished by more than just color - WCAG A 1.4.1
  • Wrap items with the same name inside a fieldset - WCAG A 1.3.1
  • Ensure headings include text - WCAG A 1.3.1
  • Ensure dialogs have labels - WCAG A 1.3.1
  • Ensure links can be used by screen readers - WCAG A 4.1.2
  • Ensure form controls have labels - WCAG A 1.3.1
  • Ensure all pages have a page title - WCAG A 2.4.2
  • Ensure text has sufficient contrast - WCAG AA 1.4.3
  • Aim for text to have very high contrast - WCAG AAA 1.4.6


Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We will be working with the Third-Party supplier to fix these issues by August 2021. We will be reliant on said Third-Party supplier to fix and deploy any changes.


What we are doing to improve accessibility

We have monitoring in place to review the accessibility of the site on an ongoing basis. We use this monitoring to identify and fix any new issues that arise.

The accessibility of the website is reviewed weekly by running the Silktide automated testing software and we fix any issues arising based on this report.

Web Editors are being trained to create accessible content.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 29/06/2021. It was last reviewed on 29/06/2021.