At Wyre Forest District Council we are 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 follow many of the available
standards and guidelines.
Some of our pages from legacy sites, or those developed and
maintained by 3rd parties, might not currently conform to these
standards. However, we are actively engaging with content providers
across the authority to ensure that all future webpages are
compliant with W3C guidelines for accessibility (AA standard)
If you have any difficulties using this website please
let us know
Our website has been constructed in accordance with the following
W3C web accessibility standards and is maintained to these
standards as much as possible.
Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) to Priority Level 2
We have recently moved our website to the APLAWS+ Content
Management System to enable greater control over our webpages and
to ensure conformity to these standards.
All content images used in this site include descriptive alt tags.
Decorative and spacer graphics include null or * alt tags.
This website is optimised for a screen resolution of 1024 x 768
pixels and has been tested on Windows and Linux with:
Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.2, 5.5, and 6.0
Firefox 1.0.7,1.5, 2.0.x
This website relies on CSS2, which is unsupported by IE 4 and below
and Netscape 4 and below. It can still be accessed on these
browsers but with no styling applied to the pages. We apologise for
any inconvenience this may cause.
The size of all of the text on this site can be changed by users of
visual browsers. All key content, including all body text and
navigation menus can be increased or decreased by users without
breaking the page layout. To make text larger or smaller, use the
text options in the 'View' menu of your browser.
We try to follow best practice guidelines for plain English to make
this website easy to read, understand and as jargon free as
Our website is Browsealoud enabled. Browsealoud is a speech
enabling program that makes web content more accessible to anyone
with difficulties reading. Simply by hovering your mouse pointer
over an area of text, Browsealoud will read that text out loud.
Browsealoud not only speech enables the website content, it will
also speak out loud the menus and hyperlinks, helping you navigate
the website more easily. All you have to do to take advantage of
this service, is download the free Browsealoud program. The
download is 3-12MB.
more about Browsealoud.
Browsealoud is a Windows application and can be used with
Internet Explorer 4 upwards or Netscape Navigator.
Do you need help in making the web easier to use? The 'My web
my way website
' from the BBC explains the many ways you
can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to
make the web more accessible for you.