Accessibility statement for Division of North & East Lancashire RCC Website
The Division of North & East Lancashire RCC is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience – regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments. We want everyone who visits the Division of North & East Lancashire RCC website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. We would like to give control to the user and let them decide how they will view the site. The website offers accessibility options that are easy to discover, understand and select for our visitors.
What are we doing?
To help us make the Division of North & East Lancashire RCC website a positive place for everyone, we've been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the Division of North & East Lancashire RCC website.
How are we doing?
We've worked hard on the Division of North & East Lancashire RCC website and believe we've achieved our goal of Level AA accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, but if you do find any problems, please get in touch. There may be some pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an ongoing process and some content may not yet reach the standards in all areas. Rest assured we are committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility and are working hard to address these issues.
Let us know what you think
If you enjoyed using the Division of North & East Lancashire RCC website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch. We'd like to hear from you in any of the following ways:
Increasing text size
If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings.
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.
If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘View Menu’, select ‘Text Size’ and the select ‘Increase’. You can also increase the text size by using the keyboard, pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ at the same time.
All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which describes the image or its function as appropriate. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally visible only when the browser’s automatic image loading feature is turned off
Changing the site’s background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site.
Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colours and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.
If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘Tools’ menu, select ‘Options’ and select the ‘Font and Colours’ button. From here you can over ride the colours used on this site by ticking the boxes marked ‘Always use my: Fonts’ and ‘Always use my: Colors’. You can also specify which colours you prefer text and links to be displayed in, and which background colour should show on the page. You can also choose colours to be used for links your have previously visited and links when your mouse hovers over them.
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Those in purely decorative graphics or used for layout include null ALT attributes.
Links to documents open in a new browser window.
PDF files can be read using Adobe Reader software, which is available for many different computer systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Palm. To find out about accessible pdfs visit Access Adobe (new window) . For more help with Acrobat files generally and a link to download Acrobat Reader visit the Adobe site (new window)
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following websites will have useful advice and information about web accessibility.
This accessibility statement was generated on 14th December 2015 using the Accessibility Statement Generator.