Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Hockliffe Parish Council.

Hockliffe Parish Council and its officers care about web accessibility and the user experience for everyone as far as possible.
Web accessibility is a set of standards and guidelines that allow people with disabilities to use websites effectively and comfortably.
We are excited to let you know that we’ve partnered with accessiBe, an innovation company that designed an AI-driven tool for web accessibility and implemented this solution on in conjunction with our Webmaster – Barrie Simpson.

accessiBe adapts websites for user needs of people with visual, hearing and motor impairments, and other functional disabilities. An AI-based tool scans our website and automatically provides key modifications to transmit data and accessible content to end-users.

This fully automated compliance solution makes our website compliant with the entire Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1(WCAG), ADA, Section 508, other worldwide legislation, and major data protection regulations, including GDPR and CCPA.

Our thanks go out to the residents of Hockliffe and the surrounding areas who contributed to the important testing of several options and their feedback has been invaluable.

We have recently improved the accessibility options on our Website to ensure that our site is accessible to everyone.

You can now change the accessibility profile to;

  • Epilepsy Safe Profile
  • Visually Impaired Profile
  • Cognitive Disability Profile
  • ADHD Friendly Profile
  • Blind Users Profile
  • Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired)

To view the display options now available, click on the blue-badge that appears at the bottom-right of every page. You can save the settings that best fits your needs for future visits.

Colin Underhay – Parish Clerk
19th September 2020

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or Braille:
email our
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

Responsibility 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, please use to the following link to contact us and complete our contact form giving us clear details of the issues you are experiencing – website accessibility report 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).

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

PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured, so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
Any new PDF documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

This statement was last updated on 10th October 2020.