Accessibility

This website is run by public sector bodies operating in Grampian. It is designed to follow Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines and standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

We are committed to making our website as accessible, readable and usable as possible. This means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in most parts of the website up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen 
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this service is

This website has been tested to comply with WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

What to do if you have difficulty using this service

If you have difficulty using this service, please contact webmaster@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

As part of providing this service, we may need to send you messages or documents. We’ll ask you how you want us to send messages or documents to you, but contact us if you need them in a different format. For example large print, audio recording or braille.

Reporting accessibility problems with this service

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: webmaster@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This website at launch is compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 27th March 2020. We performed automated and manual accessibility tests