This webcast library microsite is provided by Civico Limited. We want as many people as possible to be
able to use this website. We do this by following the aims of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
(WCAG 2.0) in the following ways:
Change font sizes
Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off screen
Navigate part of the website using just a keyboard
Use of Text and Images
Where possible this site enables screen readers to read text across the site. Images are not used in
place of text and those images that are used have alternative alt text files. This enables people with
sight impairment to hear what an image might represent. A reactive page design means screen text can
be made larger or smaller without affecting the content or function of the page or site when accessed
in common web browsers.
The colour design of this site avoids low contrast that might make it difficult for some people to view
site content and colour is not used to convey information.
To assist people to clearly read and understand the content and purpose of embedded document links text
sizes can be increased without the text spilling off the screen. Document links have a clear
description followed by the file type and size. And all documents are available in an accessible
version of Word, Excel or PDF etc.
As people who use keyboard-only or voice-only controls would have difficulty accessing parts of the
website that rely on a mouse click the site has been designed to be intuitive and simple to navigate.
This is to make it as easy as possible for people to find what they are looking for and includes
search and jump-to site tools.
Page Times and Animation Content
As some people can be disorientated by sudden page changes whilst viewing a web page, this site
optimises page-loading times and does not use intense motion graphics, animations or intense screen
Our commitment to accessibility is too continuous review this site to improve and add new accessibility
features. It is also to design WCAG’s guidelines into the development of this site.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
Video streams do not provide closed captions; or alternative audio track with more detail for visually impaired users.
Videos play automatically when the page is loaded.
Transmission pages has no document language code defined which may causes problems for translation or narration software.
The site is mainly keyboard accessible except for the video controls.
Video thumbnails do not have alt text.
The text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window.
We shall soon be launching a new website for accessing the Council’s library of recorded meetings that is aims to address these accessibility areas.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you cannot access parts of this website please email the Civico accessibility team lead Richard Wallman which is responsible for dealing with our continuous accessibility development programme
We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we could better meet your accessibility requirements, please email Richard Wallman our accessibility lead responsible for dealing with these reports and requests:
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).