Accessibility update

Accessibility Consultancy made this Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire County Council

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Accessibility Consultancy

Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Please supply the following information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Equality Act 2010 (Section 88 Schedule 10) requires all Local

Authorities responsible for schools to create, amend and keep up
to
 date an Accessibility Strategy.



1. Please confirm whether you have a current Accessibility Strategy
pursuant to the Equality
 Act 2010.

2. If you do not have an up to date Accessibility Strategy please
confirm what steps are being taken to address this breach of the
Act, and who is responsible for managing this process. Please
supply contact details for this officer.

3. If you have an up to date accessibility strategy, does it cover
in its content, provision for addressing web accessibility.

4. Does the strategy refer to any British Standards in regards to
web accessibility (eg BS8878) – if so how.

5. Does the strategy refer to any International standards in
regards to web accessibility (eg W3C WAI WCAG 2.0) – if so how.

6. Do you have any additional charters or policy commitments in
regards to web accessibility – please supply these in an accessible
electronic form

7. If you have an up to date Accessibility Strategy please provide
a URL where it is published. If it is not available to the general
public please supply this in an accessible electronic form.

Yours faithfully,

Accessibility Consultancy

Contact Centre (Chief Executives), Derbyshire County Council

Good Afternoon
 
Thank you for contacting Derbyshire County Council. Your email has been forwarded to our Freedom of Information Team for reply
 
Kind Regards,
 
Karen
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Call Derbyshire - 08456 058 058
 
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Raju,Aneeta (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to acknowledge safe receipt of your request for information, received on the 5th September 2012.

We will be dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In accordance with the legislation the deadline for a response is 20 working days from receipt of your request, this being the 3rd October 2012. However, we shall endeavour to respond to your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours sincerely

John McElvaney, Director of Legal Services
Derbyshire County Council.
01629 538337/ Internal 38337

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Accessibility Consultancy

Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Derbyshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Accessibility update'.

While an acknowledgement has been received a substantive response has not been received in the 20 day time scale laid down by law.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ac...

Yours faithfully,

Accessibility Consultancy

Contact Centre (Chief Executives), Derbyshire County Council

Thank you for contacting Derbyshire County Council.  I have forwarded your
email to our Freedom of Information team for reply.

Regards,

Helen.
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Please address all replies to [1][Derbyshire County Council request email]

 

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Wild,Elizabeth (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Sirs

I acknowledge receipt of your request for a review of Derbyshire County Council's handling of the request you made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. I will endeavour to provide a response within 20 working days of receipt of your request.

Regards

Elizabeth Wild for
John McElvaney
Director of Legal Services

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Evans,Lucie (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Sirs

 

I write further to your request for an internal review of Derbyshire
County Council’s response to your freedom of information request.

 

The reviewing officer will consider the Council’s response to your request
for information received on 5^th September 2012. We shall respond to your
request within 20 working days, and by the 31^st October 2012 . However we
shall endeavour to respond to your request for a review promptly, and
where possible before this date.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Lucie Evans

Solicitor

For John McElvaney, Director of Legal Services

Derbyshire County Council

Tel: 01629 538373 Fax: 01629 538326

 

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Evans,Lucie (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Sirs

Please find attached the response to your freedom of information request.

Yours sincerely,

Lucie Evans
Solicitor
For John McElvaney, Director of Legal Services
Derbyshire County Council
Tel: 01629 538373 Fax: 01629 538326

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Accessibility Consultancy

Dear Evans,Lucie (Corporate Resources),

Please supply an answer to question 2. Despite your assertion in the answer this is relevant as the answer to question 1 demonstrates that an out of date strategy (-March 2012) is in place. Provision of the details of the responsible officer for progressing the issue of an out of date strategy will satisfy the request. Please institute a formal internal review of this issue.

Yours sincerely,

Accessibility Consultancy

Access2info (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Sirs

 

I write further to your email dated 12^th October 2012 requesting an
internal review of the response to your request for information.

 

The issue in relation to question 2 will be dealt with in the internal
review of the response requested on 3^rd October 2012, and acknowledged on
4^th October 2012.

 

I will endeavour to respond within 20 working days of the receipt of the
request for an internal review, this being the 31^st October 2012.

 

John McElvaney

Director of Legal Services

Derbyshire County Council

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Wild,Elizabeth (Corporate Resources), Derbyshire County Council

1 Attachment

Please find attached the internal review of the response to your request
for information.

 

Your sincerely

 

Elizabeth Wild

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