At Witham Town Council, we are committed to ensuring that our website and digital content are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. We strive to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level AA standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to provide an inclusive and user-friendly online experience.
Accessibility Features Implemented:
Alternative Text: We provide alternative text descriptions for all relevant images and multimedia content to ensure that screen readers and assistive technologies can convey the information to visually impaired users.
Keyboard Navigation: Our website can be navigated using a keyboard alone, allowing users who cannot use a mouse or other pointing device to access all features and content.
Clear Structure and Headings: We use appropriate heading tags and a logical structure to ensure that users can easily navigate through the content using screen readers or other assistive technologies.
Colour Contrast: We have implemented colour contrast ratios to ensure that text and visual elements are legible for users with visual impairments.
Form Accessibility: Our online forms are designed to be accessible, with proper labelling, error identification, and validation, enabling all users to complete and submit forms without barriers.
Consistent Layout: We maintain a consistent and predictable layout across our website, facilitating ease of use for individuals who rely on assistive technologies or have cognitive disabilities.
Text Resizing: Users can adjust the text size on our website using their browser settings, ensuring that content remains readable and usable for individuals with low vision.
We understand that accessibility is an ongoing process, and we are continuously working to improve the accessibility of our website. Our efforts include:
Regular Audits: We conduct regular accessibility audits to identify and address any issues that may arise and to ensure that our website remains compliant with accessibility standards.
Staff Training: Our team receives training on accessibility best practices to ensure that they are knowledgeable and equipped to create and maintain accessible content.
User Feedback: We welcome feedback from our users regarding any accessibility issues they may encounter. This feedback helps us identify areas for improvement and implement necessary changes.
If you encounter any accessibility barriers or have suggestions for improving the accessibility of our website, please contact us at email@example.com We value your input and are committed to making our website as accessible as possible.
Witham Town Council is dedicated to providing equal access to information and services for all individuals, regardless of ability. We are committed to meeting or exceeding the accessibility standards outlined by WCAG 2.1 level AA.