Website Accessibility Statement

​We want everyone who uses our website to be able to find, read and understand our content, so we work to achieve and maintain the AA standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.​

 

View the site your way

You can change the colours, contrast levels, font styles and magnify the page up to 150% without the text spilling off the screen.

 

Navigate by headings

Use browser plugins or assistive technology such as screen readers to list the headings and subheadings in the page and go straight to the heading you need.

 

Navigate by links

Users of assistive technology, such as screen readers, can get a list of all the links on a page and understand their purpose from the link text.

 

Navigate by keyboard

Users who navigate by keyboard can see the interactive element currently focused on, such as links and form fields, through a highlighted outline.

 

Skip to content

Use a keyboard to find the skip links and jump directly to the main content on the page.

 

Listening to content

Use text to speech browser plugins or assistive technology to listen to content you select with the mouse or keyboard. Screen reader users can listen to content, navigate the site and interact with menus.

 

Using different devices

To make the best use of our website with a range of devices, use the My Computer My Way's guide to using assistive technologies.

 

Alternative formats

If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, or audio recording, please contact us using the details below. We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as we can.

Contact us

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, or if you’d like to request information in a different format, please contact the council using the details below.

Enforcement procedure

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).

 

Last updated

This statement was last updated in June 2022. We tested the website using https://wave.webaim.org/  according to WCAG 2.1 AA standards which guide our long term audit and improvement plans, and will next review it in 2023. The main structural and design elements of the site were found to be WCAG 2.1 AA standard compliant on that date.