Dear Barnet 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.

https://www.barnet.gov.uk/your-council/p...

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.
Kind Regards,
Winston Smith

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Dear Chris Lloyd,

As stated in the regulations:
(2) A public sector body must perform an assessment of the extent to which compliance with the
accessibility requirement imposes a disproportionate burden.
(3) In undertaking such an assessment, a public sector body must take account of relevant
circumstances, including—
(a) the size, resources and nature of the public sector body; and
(b) the estimated costs and benefits for the public sector body in relation to the estimated
benefits for persons with disabilities, taking into account the frequency and duration of
use of the specific website or mobile application.
(4) If, following the assessment, a public sector body determines that compliance with the
accessibility requirement would impose a disproportionate burden, it must—
(a) explain in its accessibility statement the parts of the accessibility requirement that could
not be complied with;

Considering you have made a claim but are unable to provide me with a copy of the completed assessment at the time as is clearly stated in the regulations above (point 2 and 4 where it states that only after an assessment can you make a claim in the accessibility statement)Please can you either;

Take down your claim until you have the required evidence before making it, as required by the regulations.

Or provide me with the completed version of the evidence prior to making the initial claim rather than stating an exemption regarding your ongoing update of the documentation. I am aware this will be a historical document and not representative of the Council's current situation, if you provide it to me.

I would like a reply to this update.

Kind regards,

Winston Smith

Chris Lloyd, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Mr Smith,
 
Please find a link to our updated accessibility statement which is
specifically around disproportionate burden which you contacted us about:
 
 [1]https://www.barnet.gov.uk/your-council/p...
The council is still in the process of identify and working through the
issues and as detailed in the response we will publish our road map
detailing what we will be working on to meet accessibility guidelines and
also where we claim disproportionate burden we will publish our
assessment. 
 
Kind regards
 
Chris Lloyd

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Dear Chris Lloyd,

As stated in the regulations:
(2) A public sector body must perform an assessment of the extent to which
compliance with the
accessibility requirement imposes a disproportionate burden.
(3) In undertaking such an assessment, a public sector body must take
account of relevant
circumstances, including'
(a) the size, resources and nature of the public sector body; and
(b) the estimated costs and benefits for the public sector body in
relation to the estimated
benefits for persons with disabilities, taking into account the frequency
and duration of
use of the specific website or mobile application.
(4) If, following the assessment, a public sector body determines that
compliance with the
accessibility requirement would impose a disproportionate burden, it must'
(a) explain in its accessibility statement the parts of the accessibility
requirement that could
not be complied with;

Considering you have made a claim but are unable to provide me with a copy
of the completed assessment at the time as is clearly stated in the
regulations above (point 2 and 4 where it states that only after an
assessment can you make a claim in the accessibility statement)Please can
you either;

Take down your claim until you have the required evidence before making
it, as required by the regulations.

Or provide me with the completed version of the evidence prior to making
the initial claim rather than stating an exemption regarding your ongoing
update of the documentation. I am aware this will be a historical document
and not representative of the Council's current situation, if you provide
it to me.

I would like a reply to this update.

Kind regards,

Winston Smith

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