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We're among the top councils for web accessibility

21 May 2020

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day and we’re proud to say we’ve been ranked in the top tier of councils in the UK for our website accessibility – number 13 out of more than 400 council websites.

This means that our website is simple and clear enough that it can be used by as many people as possible. This includes those with impaired vision, problems with movement, learning disabilities or deafness and hearing impairment.

There are a wide range of things that make a website accessible. This can include writing web content in a simple and easy to read style – plain English. It can also include making sure that any colours used for text and the design have a good contrast, designing web content so it can be read by a screen reader for people with impaired vision and making sure the website can be used on all computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.

Sometimes we may say no to certain things that employees ask to be put on the website and this is often because they won’t meet accessibility criteria.

Find out more about our website styles and standards or email