Calderdale Council recognises the importance of providing a site that is usable and accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of ability or disability. This is something we pride ourselves on.

Whilst we know that it is very difficult to design a site that everyone can use, we strive to design and build this site with accessibility in mind so that more people can access its content.

Accessible sites prioritise clear content, structure and ease of navigation over some aspects of design. They are not prevented from using the latest web technologies, provided that all information is still accessible to users.

You can change the font size of any web page to your preference through your browser:

  • Google Chrome: Select one of the ‘Text Zoom’ options in the ‘Customise and control Google Chrome’ menu
  • Internet Explorer 9: Select ‘Settings’, then one of the options under ‘Zoom’, and then your preferred size
  • Internet Explorer 7/8: Select the ‘Page’ menu, then one of the options under ‘Zoom’ or ‘Text Size’, and then your preferred size
  • Internet Explorer 6: Select the ‘View’ menu, and select one of the options under ‘Text Size’, and then your preferred size
  • Mozilla Firefox, select View, then Text Zoom or Zoom, and then your preferred option
  • Safari, select View, then your preferred option for making the text bigger or smaller
  • Opera: Select the ‘View’ menu, then one of the ‘Zoom’ percentage options

Other browsers may also have similar options available. Please consult the documentation provided with your browser if similar options to the ones above are not available.

Compliance to Web Standards

All public sector websites should meet the W3C’s guidelines on accessibility to WAI Level AA standard. Our pages conform to a minimum to Level A, and where possible Level AA compliance as specified by the W3C and endorsed by the RNIB.

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