The Warwick District Council website was created and is maintained with accessibility in mind. We aim to reach conformance level AA from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
The website is accredited by the Digital Accessibility Centre. This means the site has been tested by users with disabilities and has passed technical checks. The website also achieved Shaw Trust accessibility accreditation each year from 2006 to 2011.
The following features are intended to make the site easy to use for all visitors.
If you want larger font then you can change the font size. In Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and select your preferred size from the list. In Firefox select View from the Menu bar, select Zoom, and then either Zoom in or Zoom Out. Increasing the text size sufficiently can, in some cases, lead to horizontal scrolling but all content and functionality remains in place.
- Access Keys – These short cut keys link to pages like the home page or the site map. More information on Access Keys.
- A-Z – Find pages quickly and easily using our A-Z index.
- Site Map – This lists all the pages in each category of the website
- Search – The search appears on every page and allows you to search the whole site for specific information.
- Consistency – The navigation is consistent across the whole site to make finding information easier.
This website is now speech-enabled, which means that you can download free software called Browsealoud onto your computer and have the site read aloud to you. Once you have installed Browsealoud, just move your cursor over the text on this website and it will be read aloud to you. Browsealoud is designed to help people who have difficulty reading websites. It is not designed to replace other screen readers. Visit the Browsealoud website for more information.
To download browsealoud click on the icon below
We aim to use plain language and try to avoid unnecessary jargon and acronyms. Text in some documents, such as committee reports, may contain more complex or technical language. The website is approved by the Plain English Campaign.
Where possible information is made available in other languages. Visit the the translation and interpreters page for more information.
We provide a text alternative for all images on the website.
Opening and downloading Adobe Acrobat documents
Downloadable documents on the site are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Where we have attached a PDF document, we provide a link to the Adobe Acrobat website so that you can download the free Adobe Reader needed to open a PDF. Acrobat Reader now has improved accessibility features and includes the facility to read the text out loud. You can also download other free PDF readers.
Our website has been tested in a variety of browsers. Supported versions are largely dictated by usage but all content should be readable, usable and functional in the latest versions of Internet Explorer (8 and beyond), Firefox, Chrome and Safari. For browser types not included in this list, page content should still be readable; although in reality it is possible they will have the correct appearance and function. Decisions on supporting older versions of browsers will ultimately be decided by current usage and users may be encouraged to upgrade.
- You can access a wide range of the information available in these maps in text format within the My property pages.
- If you require help with the interactive maps call Mark Barnes, GIS Manager on 01926 456510
- BBC - My Web My Way - The BBC's My Web My Way, a partnership between the BBC and AbilityNet, explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible.
- Aidis Trust - helping disabled people communicate more easily and effectively through technology
- Our accessibility policy (64kb, PDF)
We are continually working to maintain and improve levels of accessibility. If you experience problems with the site then please complete the feedback form and we will try to sort out the problem.
Download Adobe Reader
The viewer that is needed to display the pdf document(s) is free and may be downloaded from the Adobe Website.