Dear Ashford Borough Council,
I have identified that you have claimed disproportionate burden under the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018, within your published accessibility statement.
Please could you provide me a copy of all completed disproportionate burden assessments or other related documentation detailing how you reached your conclusions of disproportionate burden for each of the issues mentioned in your statement.
I would appreciate this information in a computer readable format as I use assistive technology so any format besides a scanned PDF is preferable please.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Our Ref: FOI-7680 Your Ref: Date: 3 January 2020 Dear Winston Smith Thank
you for your email of 9 December 2019 requesting the following information
about Website Accessibility Disproportionate Burden. I have identified
that you have claimed disproportionate burden under the Public Sector
Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018,
within your published accessibility statement.
https://www.ashford.gov.uk/accessibility... Please could you
provide me a copy of all completed disproportionate burden assessments or
other related documentation detailing how you reached your conclusions of
disproportionate burden for each of the issues mentioned in your
statement. I can confirm that we are not actually claiming
Disproportionate Burden as the PDFs we refer to have an alternative
exemption of being content published before 23 September 2018. As a
result, we have now removed the Disproportionate Burden wording, which was
originally taken from an accessibility statement template, and updated the
statement on our website accordingly:
https://www.ashford.gov.uk/accessibility... If you believe the
Council has not complied with the Freedom of Information Act in relation
to your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review.
Internal review requests must be submitted no later than 40 working days
after the date on which you believe that the Council failed to comply with
the legislation and must be addressed to: Freedom of Information Manager,
Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23
1PL or email [Ashford Borough Council request email]. The Council's procedure for internal
reviews can be viewed at
https://www.ashford.gov.uk/freedom-of-in.... Please remember to
quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are
not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF; www.ico.org.uk;
Tel. 0303 123 1113. Yours sincerely Dean Spurrell Communications and
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