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Accessibility statement for

This accessibility statement applies to and

This website is run by Cheshire East 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 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:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 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, you can:

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

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

Technical specifications

Accessibility of the Ansa website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Compliance status

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

Non-accessible content

The issues listed below show that we are not fully accessible for the following reasons.

Non accessibility
NameSub-nameOccurencesTimeline for fix
Ensure PDFs are machine readable WCAG A 1.1.1    
Specify headings for every PDF WCAG A 1.3.1    
Define a title for all PDFs WCAG A 2.4.2    

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are constantly trying to improve the accessibility of our website.

We have a subscription with Silktide who run automated reports on the pages on our website. This highlights instances that require attention. We deal with priority 1 issues first and then work through the list as capacity allows. We review the report regularly (weekly) as the web site is added to daily.

We have recently revised our page templates for the site and improved accessibility.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 24 March 2022. It was last reviewed on 24 March 2022.

This website was last tested on 24 March 2022. The test was carried out by our web team using a combination of automated checks from Silktide, axe and WAVE and a manual check of pages we revisited.