Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Kettering Borough Council

This accessibility statement applies to www.kettering.gov.uk.

This website is run by Kettering Borough 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)

Accessibility Settings

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:

  • many older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • PDF documents that are provided by external customers for Planning purposes
  • Live video streams do not have captions

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:

•    e-mail customerservices@kettering.gov.uk
•    call 01536 410333

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working 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, contact websitequeries@kettering.gov.uk.

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

You can contact us via a text relay service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Kettering Borough 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 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We are currently identifying issues that mean the site does not successfully pass all WCAG 2.1 criterion in order that we can resolve them, however, doing so may be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.  As part of local councils joining to form a Unitary Authority, we will be creating a new website that will fully meet accessibility regulations.

Disproportionate burden

We currently host PDF and other documents created before September 2018.  We are updating the top downloads on an ongoing basis to ensure they can be used by screen readers - however, it would be a disproportionate burden to make all downloads fully accessible.    New PDF downloads will be fully accessible as we upload them to our site.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 9th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 9th September 2020.  

This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by Sitemorse.