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Accessibility

www.tameside.gov.uk conforms to the very highest levels of accessibility which will ensure that all visitors - regardless of any visual impairment or learning difficulty - will be able to successfully view and use the facilities

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Link to External Website
W3C ensures that the coding of a page is correct and interoperable.
Every page on this website has been validated against the W3C guidelines and approved as XHTML 1.0 Strict

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) Link to External Website
We have consulted with the RNIB and followed advice given by them to ensure the website is fully accessible by visitors with a visual impairment.

How we achieved this level of accessibility

Frames
we do not use frames as they cause navigation problems for speech technology, digital TVs etc.

Images
we apply meaningful alternative text to all images - this is useful if you view the website with a text browser or have a visual impairment
we apply meaningful table summaries and table headers to all tables, this ensures that speech technology can successfully interpret the contents

Colour contrasts
all pages on this website have a white background and the primary text is black

No reliance on colour
we do not solely rely on colour to highlight or identify blocks of text (ie. links, headings)

Meta Data
all pages have a wealth of meta data to enable advanced searching

Plain Language
Tameside Council has a policy of Plain Language throughout its website and on all printed material

Links
all unvisited links are highlighted in blue and visited links in green. All links are also underlined and work when read out of context

Adobe Acrobat
where it is essential that a webpage retains the look of the original paper document we use Adobe Acrobat to create pdf documents. These links are always identified by the "pdf" logo This is the Adobe Acrobat Format (PDF) logo A link to the Adobe Acrobat website and the free software download is provided in the navigation bar on the left hand side of every page.

Browsers
our website is checked in a variety of browsers (both modern and old versions) to ensure that we cater for as wide a range of audience as possible

Screen Resolution
our website is best viewed with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and in Internet Explorer version 7 and above - however this is not exclusive and the website is tested and is accessible on any resolution in any browser.

Online Forms
Our forms all have labels attached to the fields that ensures that the purpose of a field is read out to visitors with a visual impairment.
Mandatory fields are identified with the letter M circled in blue throughout the website This is the Mandatory Logo
Visitors who are unable to use a mouse can use the "tab" key to move throughout the fields of a form.

External Links
where we link to an external website we identify these links with the external link icon Link to External Website

w3c logo  w3c AAA approved logo  w3c css logo   Adobe Acrobat logo

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