Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Conformance status
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.  HadlowDown.Com is partially conformant with WCAG level AA.  Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

We welcome your feedback.  Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers by contacting the Parish Clerk who will raise the problem with the website administrator.  In particular, we would like to hear from you if you know of anyone who would like to access this website but cannot do so because they are blind.

Phone: 01825 760103


Browser enabled keyboard interaction – With browser interaction switched on, website navigation is possible using the tab, shift-tab, enter and scroll keys for paging up and down.  Focus moves down the page initially moving through each item on the navigation bar before progressing through each object on the page itself.  When focus highlights an object, it can be selected by using the enter key.

Page titles – The website has page titles in the browser header that provides orientation to for visitors using browser speech readers.

Browser speech readers – The website content is accessible for browser speech readers.  As the navigation bar is present on every page this is re-read for every page visited before the speech reader reads the page content.

Images described with Alt text – Digital images are not elaborated with Alt text labels enabling the pictures to be described by the speech reader e.g. ‘image showing a firework’. The website has minimal digital content and the lack of text labels for does not detract from the usability and utility of the website.

Adobe Reader – Documents can be viewed and expanded in Adobe Reader.

Content designed to cause harm – There is no user control over content displayed on the website. The website contains no content or animation embedded in the pages that is likely to trigger a seizure or physical reaction.

September 2020