We want everyone who visits our website to be able to access the full range of services available, regardless of their skill or technology.
This accessibility statement applies to https://www.bishopaucklandtownhall.org.uk and all applications and systems that are classed as part of that site.
This website is run by Durham County Council.
How accessible the site is
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.
- 3rd party functionality: areas of the site which are developed by external 3rd party companies
Feedback and contact information
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements or have any feedback, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to contact us about any other issues, please use contact us on email@example.com, 03000 268 133 or 03000 262 589.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Durham County Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Under the Equality Act 2010 we must ensure we do not unlawfully discriminate in our service delivery and make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities where necessary. We are constantly working to improve the accessibility and usability of our site.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Spektrix booking system
This is 3rd party software that we do not have full control over. We have contacted the company to try and get the issues fixed and will review in July 2023.
- links: these do not have underlining making it hard for colour-blind users to see them, failing success criterion 1.4.1
- background colours: some text / background colours do not have enough contrast, failing success criterion 1.4.3
- page titles: pages titles are not unique, failing success criterion 2.4.2
- headings: empty headings fail success criterion 2.4.6
- colours: some body or element colours are set, but not all of them, failing success criteria 1.4.3, 1.4.6 and 1.4.8
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- maps unless they provide core information
- content that’s under someone else’s control that we haven’t paid for or developed ourselves:
- social media buttons
How we test the site
This statement was prepared on December 2019. It was last reviewed on 30 November 2023.
We re-assess the code, design and content of a website, application or system for accessibility whenever it undergoes a major modification. We do this internally using a combination of automated and manual checking.
Main site page content is manually checked every time it is updated.