C&C Accessibility statement
We have designed this website with accessibility in mind for all of our residents and stakeholders.
Summary of key accessibility features on our website:
- We use a larger font than is standard as much as possible across the site
- We use an appropriate colour scheme and blocks of colour as appropriate to aid readability
- We use relevant alternative text for pictures in areas where this is not automatic (e.g. news section)
- We aim to ensure all hyperlinks are embedded within relevant and descriptive text
- We aim to ensure that the website is compatible with most accessibility tools/browsers such as screen readers and text browsers
- We endeavour to display as much information as possible within a web page
- Where we use files such as PDFs and video, we aim to make them as accessible as we can e.g. large fonts/subtitles
We are committed to minimise the barriers experienced by some users by making our website as accessible as possible while delivering the best user experience. We are also continually working to provide a user-friendly experience across any device.
Global accessibility standards
Our website has been built using code compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML and CSS. Therefore, our website should display correctly in current browsers and any future browsers.
In accordance with the 'Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018' accessibility regulations; public sector websites and/or mobile applications are required to meet the international Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA accessibility standard.
The WCAG is a global technical standard from W3C, outlining the goals that websites should meet to ensure that content is more accessible to visitors with a disability.
WCAG sets out four principles of accessibility: perceivable, operable, understandable and robust. Each principle has 12 guidelines and there are three levels of success criteria for meeting them: A, AA, and AAA.
Our accessibility compliance
Our website has undergone accessibility compliance inspection against the following tools:
- Chrome, Lighthouse accessibility tool - rated in the 90s
'The metrics score ranges are: 0 to 49 (red): Poor, 50 to 89 (orange): Needs Improvement, 90 to 100 (green): Good.'
- AChecker - offers checks against a variety of compliance guidelines, including WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)*
- validator.w3.org - an html mark-up validator tool
- WAVE (web accessibility evaluation tool)
Where relevant/possible, we provide documents to download in a PDF format.
If you have any difficulties reading a PDF, please visit Adobe's Accessibility Resource Centre, which provides useful information for disabled users.
We are committed to ensuring our site remains accessible and will undertake future accessibility audits as necessary. If you have any questions regarding site accessibility, please contact us.