Disproportionate burden assessment for Annual Statement of Accounts
ScopeIt is a legal requirement for the council to publish its Annual Statement of Accounts on its external website.
Benefits of creating an accessible versionThe benefits of creating a HTML version of this PDF would be:
- A fully accessible version for all users to access
- An easily searchable and indexable version
Burden placed on the organisationThe statement of accounts is produced on an annual basis, so it would take a disproportionate amount of a content designer's time to create a new HTML version of this PDF document each year.
There is a statutory deadline by which the council's statement of accounts needs to be published on its external website. So each year there would be a very limited timeframe after the accounts have been produced and to then convert the information into HTML before the statutory deadline.
Contributing factorsOther factors relevant to this decision are:
- We will continue to assist with accessible versions of the statutory accounts on request.
This is a technical document used for assurance purposes and so it should continue to be uploaded as a PDF.
If you need any of the information from the PDF provided in another format, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last reviewed: 22 February 2023