Barnt Green Parish Council

Website accessibility statement and viewing options

Should you experience any difficulty in accessing the website, please contact the Executive Officer at exec@barntgreen.org.uk.

The Parish Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to a wide audience, regardless of technology or ability. The Parish Council seeks to use a common accessible design throughout this web site rather than providing text only pages for disabled users and endeavours to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Please contact us if you feel the site can be improved.

Browser compatibility

The supported browser versions for this website are:

• Internet Explorer 8 upwards

• Firefox version 4 upwards

• Chrome version 4 upwards

• Safari 2.0 and upwards

 

Accessibility

The website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

•       Our pages are designed to be responsive. This means providing easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors.

•       A site map is available to provide information about the layout of the website.

•       No information is exclusively conveyed using colour.

•       A style sheet is used on our website and relative font sizes on all text with the exception of graphical text.

•       The page structure is conveyed using header elements.

•       Text can be increased or decreased in size by using the “view” option in your browser or by the keyboard shortcuts
Control key and + (plus) for larger text
Control key and – (minus) for smaller text
Control key and 0 to reset to the default text size

•       Images that convey important information have alternative text. Where an image is used for a decorative purpose the alternative text may be left blank.

•       Websites linked to by this site may not be standards compliant. BG PC cannot be held responsible for third party websites.

JavaScript

Where JavaScript is used, it is only used to enhance the user experience. The site has been configured to allow users access to its full range of functionality whether or not they have JavaScript enabled in their browsers.

Accessing PDF Documents

Whilst the Parish Council strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. For example, the PDF documents held on this website may not be fully accessible due to their design and colouration. Complex tables and graphics are most likely not fully accessible due to PDF document structures and limitations.

Please contact us if there is any part of a PDF that is difficult to view or understand and we shall do our best to explain the information or provide it in an alternative format to meet your requirements.

To read PDF documents with a screen reader please visit the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources. Should you experience any difficulty in accessing BG PC PDF documents, please don’t hesitate to contact the Parish Council using exec@barntgreen.org.uk .

Browser text-sizing tools

In additin to most browsers supporting the Control key sizing, most popular browsers feature a text resizing tool in the toolbar.
This tool is also available in the menu of various browsers as follows:

• Internet Explorer  (PC): View > Text Size

• Firefox > View > Zoom > Zoom Text Only > Zoom In or Out

• Opera: View > Zoom

• Mozilla: View > Text Zoom

• Safari (Mac): View > Make Text Bigger

• Internet Explorer (Mac): View > Text Zoom

Using most browsers’ built-in options you can adjust the size of text throughout this site (and any other sites which are built to allow resizing). See below for information on how to do this in specific web browsers.

Changing text size in Internet Explorer

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Text Size from the drop down menu. From here you can choose the most appropriate size for you.

Changing text size in Mozilla Firefox and Netscape

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Text Size from the drop down menu. From here you can increase or decrease the text size to suit your preference.

Windows keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl and + to increase the size Press Ctrl and – to decrease the size Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size Macintosh keyboard shortcuts: Press Cmd and + to increase the size Press Cmd and – to decrease the text size Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Changing text size in Safari

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller from the drop down menu. Press Cmd and + to increase the size Press Cmd and – to decrease the text size Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Changing text size in Opera

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Zoom from the drop down menu. From here you can choose an appropriate percentage.

Windows keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl and + to increase the size Press Ctrl and – to decrease the size Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Macintosh keyboard shortcuts: Press Cmd and + to increase the size Press Cmd and – to decrease the text size Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

In many of these browsers you can also change the text size by pressing the Ctrl or Cmd key and using the scroll wheel on your mouse to increase or decrease the size of the text.