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

Accessibility options

Website accessibility features

We offer the following accessibility features on our site:

  • 'Skip to Content' – at the top of every page is a link that is spoken by screen-reading software and will appear when 'tabbed to' using a keyboard. It is the first link and, when selected, will skip past the rest of the menu items and start at the beginning of the main page content
  • 'Skip to Navigation' - this link is also at the top of every page and is spoken by screen-reading software. It allows you to skip to the website navigation

Headings and navigation menus

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles etc.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists.

This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily. We also provide consistent navigation.

Accessibility and usability of our site

This website aims to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Useful links

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person.

Free site translation with Google Translate or Yahoo Babelfish.

Accessibility issues

White Herefordshire Council strive 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.

From external website

Some parts of this site link to or use content provided by other websites and we cannot guarantee that these resources are fully accessible. Examples of these are:

  • Maps from Google
  • YouTube videos when they are loaded via the click

Contact information

We are always looking at ways to improve the accessibility on this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we're not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please email