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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to content published on

This website was designed and developed by Chichester District Council (opens new window). For further information see their Accessibility statement (opens new window) .

Selsey Town Council is committed to ensuring everyone can access information on this website. We are working towards making changes that mean this website is as easy and convenient to use as possible.

We are always working to make our website as accessible and usable as possible. 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 made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet (opens new window) 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 aren't fully accessible:

  • Most PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are constantly working to make our website as accessible and usable as possible for every user. There are times, however when we don't get it right the first time, please contact Selsey Town Council  if you have any problems with this website.

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 have reported problems to us and are not happy with how we have responded, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) (opens new window).

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Selsey Town 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 (opens new window) AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations includes the following:

  1. Images on some pages do not always have suitable image descriptions. Users of assistive technologies may not have access to information conveyed in images. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).

What we're doing to improve accessibility

  • We have written guidance on how to create accessible documents for all members of staff and offer training sessions to ensure this work is carried out effectively.

Issues with PDFS and other documents

A recent audit was carried out by the Web team at Chichester District Council.  They found that 136 PDF's were not accessible and would not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they're accessible to a screen reader.

Disproportionate burden

Chichester District Council believes all content should be accessible for everyone. We do not currently intend to claim disproportionate burden for any website content.

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Selsey Town Council believes all content should be accessible for everyone. Documents published before September 2018 unless they are crucial to delivering a service, are not in scope of the accessibility regulations, but we intend to make all our content accessible.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 19 October 2022 by the Web team at Chichester District Council.

We also use the accessibility checking service from Siteimprove (opens new window) to automatically test and report on accessibility issues with our website.  We will update this page when issues are fixed.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 August 2019. It was last reviewed on 2 November 2022.