This is the accessibility level that all Local Authority websites should be achieving. The council launched a new website in December 2018 which meets W3C 'AA' standards.
This is a website (from the BBC) which aims to help arm web audiences with the tools and understanding which will enable them to make the most of the world-wide web, whatever their ability or disability.
The site provides advice and help to all those people who would benefit from making changes to their browser, operating system, or computer to be able to view the web in a more accessible way.
The site is not only for those with disabilities (visual, hearing, motor, cognitive or learning impairments) but also, for example, for those people with minor vision impairments who would not consider themselves to have a disability.
Find out more on BBC - My Web My Way
A Google Translate drop-down tool can be found on the top left corner of every page on this website.
Sample image, (non-functional, for illustration only) see top left corner for working version.
The Google Translate tool's drop-down language selector is easy-to-use and will translate pages on this website into many other languages.
This is a free tool provided by Google and may not provide an exact translation.
Browsealoud offers a host of website reading and translation support - helping you to access and understand our website better.
Click the Browsealoud icon at the top right of each page to launch the BrowseAloud toolbar.
When you see the BrowseAloud toolbar simply click on any text to hear it read out loud.
You can click the various icons on the BrowseAloud toolbar to adjust settings and make use of BrowseAloud's many features.
Access keys are a useful navigation device enabling you to get around the Council's main website using your keyboard. They can be used to jump to different sections of content across the main council website.
When we last redesigned our website we wanted the site to be:
Our website is subject to a continuous development process in order to keep up with trends and technological advances. Do please submit comments or suggestions online regarding the content of this website and how it is presented, along with any comments or suggestions on how you feel it may be improved.