Accessibility Statement

Bodmin Town Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We developed this new website in 2021 and will continue to work to increase the accessibility and usability of our website as revised guidelines are introduced over time to improve standards further, and with developments in available technology.

Web Accessibility Initiative

This website endeavours to conform to Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

W3C standards

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers should also display it correctly.

Accessibility targets

All web pages will be assessed by the guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), available at www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/

Bodmin Town Council requires that:

  • All new web pages should be written to at least AA standard.
  • All existing pages should meet at least A standard. Pages will be bought up to AA standard as they are periodically revised.
  • Any third party who is engaged to design and build web pages for the council, hosted within the *.bodmin.gov.uk domain, will be required to comply with these guidelines. Sites will be checked periodically.
  • New content will be either written or edited in such a way to ensure it is written as clearly as possible. Legacy content will be re-edited where necessary as it is revised.

Advice on assistive technology

For more information on assistive technology (screen enlargers, screen readers, speech recognition systems, speech synthesizers, refreshable Braille displays, Braille embossers, talking word processors, large-print) for the visually impaired please visit the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) website.

The British Dyslexia Association website has information about accessibility issues people with Dyslexia may encounter.

Where the sites don’t meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards (in plain English):

Bodmin Town Council

  • Some HTML elements within embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos) are not within landmark elements. This may affect site navigation for those using screen reader software.
  • Some embedded YouTube videos may not have captions available for those who are hard of hearing. If captions are not available on a video, this is because the publisher hasn’t added captions or enabled automatic captioning in the video settings.
  • Some PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software.

Website last assessed for accessibility using the WebAIM scanning system by Aubergine 262 Ltd on September 28th, 2022.