Accessibility statement for STG Building Control Partnership
STG Building Control Partnership, a Local Authority Partnership of the building control departments of Canterbury City Council, Gravesham Borough Council, Medway Council and Swale Borough Council. The partnership is hosted by Medway Council. STG is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is run by STG Building Control Partnership. 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
We have 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:
- Resizing the text on some pages may cause the content to overlap. Users relying on browser text resize might have difficulties reading the content on the pages.
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:
call 01634 331133
We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.
Report accessibility problems with this website:
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact our STG web team by:
call 01634 331133
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 STG by phone or visiting STG in person
We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Our office has an audio induction loop, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Find out how to contact STG www.stgbc.org.uk/contact
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
STG Building Control Partnership is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
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.
The content that is not accessible is outlined below:
- Text resizing may cause text to overflow containers (WCAG 2.1 - 1.4.4)
Navigation and accessing information
Interactive tools and transactions
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish after 23 September 2020 will meet accessibility standards.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 01 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 2 November 2020.
This website was last manually tested on 19 August 2020 using SiteImprove. External testing will be carried out by AbilityNet by 30 November 2020. This test involves a combination of automated and manual testing.
We use Siteimprove to flag up accessibility issues, we also do manual checks using the Government Digital Service checklist.
Once you have reported a problem with our website or asked for an alternative format, but you are not happy with our response, you can use our complaints process to register your difficulty.
This statement was last updated on 2 November 2020. We update this statement annually and will additionally review it in April 2021.