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

This accessibility statement applies to neighbourhoodplanning.org. This website is run by Locality.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are hugely important areas for Locality’s work if we are to achieve our vision of a fair society where every community thrives. Our strategic plan adopted in 2019 restates our ambitions and commitment for us to play a leading role in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Although we have made some progress in achieving this, we recognise that we still have a long way to go. Our board and staff are committed to being much more active in our approach to see real change. You can find out more about Locality’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at locality.org.uk/who-we-are/equality-and-diversity.

We are committed to making the content and functions on this, and all our websites, perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust to everyone who visits our sites.

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Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard, due to listed below:

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

We have tried to ensure compliance with the guidelines. However, we are due to audit the site to check for manual input errors that occur when content is added to the site by a variety of team members. As such the following examples could occur:

  • some images may not have alternative text
  • some headings may not be labelled sequentially
  • some poor colour contrast may occur on webpages and documents
  • older PDFs may not be compliant. Where possible we are working towards making them compliant.

Some parts of this site link to or use content provided by other websites and we cannot guarantee that these resources are fully accessible. Examples of these are:

  • Form Assembly

As of July 1, 2021, Web Forms and Associated Public Pages created with Form Assembly satisfy the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 with a conformance level of AA. Source: formassembly.com/accessibility

As part of our work to be compliant with the 2.2 WCAG we are planning to undertake a full audit of the content, webpage, functions, and code on the site to ensure every element, where possible, is compliant by October 2024 in line with the required timetable.

We also plan to review our staff training and website content processes to help ensure future content is compliant with the new 2.2 guidelines.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was updated after self-assessment on 19 February 2024.

We intend to update this statement every four months in line with our preparations for the incoming 2.2. guidelines in October 2024.

Once we are compliant with the 2.2. guidelines we will review this statement annually.

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).

Feedback and contact information

Please contact us if you have any questions or find any areas of non-compliance with WCAG 2.2 on this website so we can rectify them.

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