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Website accessibility

Worcestershire is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so we adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Accessibility and usability of our website

This website endeavours to conform to the Double-A level of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Whilst Worcestershire strives to adhere to accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are aware that some of our existing forms and PDF files are not fully accessible. To address these issues we have created a checklist for our staff to use when creating new documentation for the website. 


Changing the contrast can increase legibility for some users. 

You can change the contrast settings on the Community Catalogue portion of the website by clicking on the contrast icon at the top right of the screen.  The screen will show with a black background with coloured text. Main titles will be in high visibility yellow. 

Font size

To increase the font size, click on the icons at the top right of the screen. 

Further information on accessibility options

The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) has a webpage with information on options that computers have which can make it easier for people with low or no vision to use them.


You can use the Google Translate feature at the top right of the screen to translate the text to any of the available languages, including common community languages in Worcestershire. Please note that the translation is done automatically by the Google software, not by the council.

Last updated: 18 January 2018