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Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to this website, run by St Andrews Community Council.  We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website on a variety of devices. 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

How accessible this website is

We know that some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some PDF and MS Word documents are not fully accessible

  • some images do not have alternative text explanations

  • some of the associated mini-sites are not fully accessible

    Non-accessible content

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

    PDFs and Other Documents

    Some of our older PDF and MS Word documents do not meet accessibility standards. (They fail WCAG 2.1 success criteria listed under Guidelines 2.4 – Navigable and/or 1.1.1 Non-text Content.) Other than those subject to exemption (see below).

    If you would like to request any documents in different formats, please contact


    Some images do not have a text alternative so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

    Content Not Within the Scope of the Accessibility Regulations

    The following content is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

    PDFs and Other Documents

    The accessibility regulations do not require us to address issues with office file formats, such as Adobe PDF or Microsoft Office documents, published before 23 September 2018. This does not apply to documents that are essential to providing our services.

    Documents Supplied by Third Parties

    In some cases, we are obliged to publish original documents provided by third parties. The content and format of these documents is outwith our control. For example, documents supplied in support of certain applications.

    Archive Content

    We maintain an archive of old committee agendas and reports, predominantly based on PDF documents that may not meet accessibility guidelines. We also maintain an archive of committee audio files that are not accompanied by a transcription. We do not plan to update these elements as they are exempt.

Accessibility: About Us
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