We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines
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Web Site accessibility Features
We offer the following accessibility features on our site:
Headings and navigation menus
HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles etc.
Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily. We also provide consistent navigation
Changing your browser settings
The BBC my web my way website explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you. You may benefit from viewing this website with a larger text size or a different colour scheme than the one automatically displayed. The following guidelines will help you control the size of text and colours when using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera or Chrome browsers.
- Browse Aloud is a computer program that reads aloud all website content including PDF and MS Word documents
- Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person.
- Free site translation with Google Translate or Yahoo Babelfish
Accessibility and usability of our site
This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
Whilst Worcestershire County Council strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are aware that some of our existing forms and pdf files are not fully accessible and are currently rewriting our most popular ones. We will also ensure that all new forms and pdf files created adhere to the accessibility and usability standards.
We are always looking at ways to improve accessibility on our website. If you've experienced any accessibility problems whilst using this site, we would welcome your suggestions and comments.