Website Accessibility Statement :


Accessibility
The Glaisdale Parish Council website has been designed to be both attractive and accessible in use. Our aim is to provide all users with access to the site, whatever their ability.

We've listed below many of the "best practice" techniques to make our website more usable and accessible to all.

Viewing the website
The website has been designed to provide a site that is simple and user friendly. With a sensible and simple site navigation and meaningful page names, all information should be accessible with only a few clicks of the mouse. We've also tested the site in the following web-browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer (to v11.0.9600.17843)
     (Users of IE v6 may experience some issues as ¬†this is now a very old browser and has many incompatibilities with modern web practice. Please upgrade to a newer version from the Microsoft website (Free)
Mozilla Firefox (to v39.0)
Safari (to v5.1.7)
Opera (to v30.0.1835.88)
Chrome (to v 43.0.2357.130 m)

If you detect an apparent fault due to browser incompatibility, please inform the Clerk via email (see ‘Contacts’ page for contact details.)

This website includes:
A "Quick Looks" feature: accessible from the Home page, giving users easy access to the most popular pages on the site.

Drop Down Navigation: an easy to use menu system that expands to display any sub-pages of the current page. When a page is selected and clicked, it is displayed in the same browser window.

Main content area: the main part of the website where you can read the information you have selected

Footer: containing links to pages containing legal and privacy information on all pages. The home page footer also includes a 'Contact Us' link that encourages users to comment on the site.

W3C Compliance
The website has been coded in keeping with the guidelines issued by W3C/WAI. Where possible we try to ensure that our website is compliant to a minimum of the "WAI - AA" standard. We also aim to ensure that our website has compliant CSS and is XHTML 1.0 correct. We are continually working to deliver these standards and will upload revised pages when neccessary to achieve these aims.

Please let us know if you have any problems using this web site or would like to recommend ways we can improve access to our website.  We will do our best to make the improvements you request.

Mapping (GIS) Service

Every effort has been made to meet the needs of computer users with visual impairment or other conditions that limit accessibility. Due to the high graphical nature of this part of the website, the geographical information cannot always be presented in an accessible format.

PDF Accessibility

This site uses a large number of PDF documents to supplement the many pages of content. PDF documents can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader and the later versions of the Reader (Acrobat Reader 7 onwards) contain many capabilities specifically designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to read PDF files, regardless of whether the files have been optimised for accessibility.

More information on accessibility features of Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from the Adobe Website.