We are working towards ensuring that all pages on this site comply with priority 2 guidelines (AA) of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Whilst Exhall Parish Council tries 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. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. These standards are in line with best practice according to Government website guidelines published by the Central Office of Information (COI).
HOW DO I MAKE THE TEXT BIGGER SO THAT IT IS EASIER FOR ME TO READ?
Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings.
BROWSERS FOR PCS
BROWSERS FOR MACS
WHAT ARE PDFS AND HOW DO I READ THEM?
PDF stands for Portable Document File. You need a plug-in called Adobe Reader to view these files which you can download for free from Adobe’s website. Users who have concerns about accessibility should visit Adobe’s accessibility website. Recent versions of Acrobat Reader have a Read Out Loud facility, which can be found under the View menu.
HOW CAN I VIEW A WORD FILE IF I DON’T HAVE WORD SOFTWARE?
A free Word viewer is available from Microsoft at the Microsoft Download Center . You’ll find Word, Excel and PowerPoint viewers here too. Open source versions of similar software can be accessed at Open Office
ALTERNATIVE FORMATS FOR DOCUMENTS
Most of our publications are only available as a free download; most are in Word and/or PDF format. Free printed versions of a few publications can be ordered from our offices, please contact us.
JAWS is a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
Lynx is a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays
Opera is a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets and image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. It is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.
HTML Validator is a free service for checking web pages conform to published HTML standards.
Lynx Viewer is a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.
Please note that these links are placed here only for your convenience only and not as an endorsement of either product or software.
Whilst Exhall Parish 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. Exhall Parish Council is aware of the following accessibility exceptions on exhallparishcouncil.org.uk; these are actively being investigated:
We cannot guarantee the accessibility of third party embed objects such as YouTube, Facebook and WCC.