Accessibility

Web Browsers

This website has been designed to work with all current versions of the most popular desktop browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) in use as at 05/2015.

The site is also 'responsive' which means that it adapts to the size of the device you are using to view the website on (mobile phone, tablet etc.). If you are not using a compatible version of your browser you may experience issues in using the site - it is advisable to upgrade your browser to use this site successfully - in most cases it is free to upgrade.


 

Change the font size

fontsizeYou can click these buttons in the footer of our website to increase, decrease or reset the font size 

On a desktop computer you can usually use the following keys to increase and decrease the font size:

Increase the font size

Microsoft Windows browsers hold down the Ctrl key and hit +  (plus key)

Apple Browsers hold down the Cmd key (Apple key) and hit +  (plus key)

Decrease the font size

Microsoft Windows browsers hold down the Ctrl key and hit -  (minus key)

Apple Browsers hold down the Cmd key (Apple key) and hit -  (minus key)


 

Useful Accessibility Resources

The following resources will help you modify your own browser and operating system preferences to suit your needs...

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.

Accessibility Statement

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so aim to adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Whilst Devizes Town 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.

Because of our reliance of third-party vendors for some web systems, some parts of the website may not meet the accessibility criteria. These systems might be for and online maps, online payments , content management systems, plugins and extensions.

We are also reliant on non-HTML-based web content such as PDF files. We are investigating mechanisms for making PDF documents more accessible. 

Accessibility features of this website

The page layout and colour scheme are implemented using cascading style sheets (CSS) and can be over-ridden by the user.

All text can be enlarged or reduced to suit your preferences.

The source code is structured so that the main content of the page precedes the navigation. The first link on every page will jump directly to the page content.

Headings & Subheading elements are used to make it easy to read the pages

Tables are only used for tabular data (that is, they are not used for layout purposes, except where this is unavoidable).