We make every effort to ensure Birmingham’s Local Offer website is easy to use and accessible for everyone. We aim to conform to the W3C/WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA standard as a minimum.
Here are some features of our website:
colour contrast – we have tried to use colours that provide maximum contrast between foreground and background items including headers, body text and hyperlinks. The minimum contrast on the site is 4.45:1
images – all interface graphics and images are assigned an alt-text attribute, which describes the contents or function of the item
hyperlinks – we have chosen the standard hyperlink blue colour for all active hyperlink text items, as this is the most accessible and recognisable standard for link items
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) – stylesheets have been used for all visual items and text. This means that you can change the text size from within the browser by selecting ‘View’ and then ‘Text size’
responsive design – website pages re-size according to the device being used
accessibility options – you can adapt the website to use your preferred text size and colours
screen readers - all content is set up to work with a screen reader
Here are some of the things we are still working on:
language options - we are developing a way for you to change the language of the website
PDFs - some of the documents we have are only available as PDFs and we know these are not always compatible with screen readers. We are working to get as many of these changed into a more accessible form.
If you have other suggestions for helping to make our site compatible please use our feedback form to let us know about your ideas.