Accessibility 

Accessibility settings

We have created a set of tools so that you can adjust our website to meet your own needs. Please note, these tools require the use of cookies to save your settings across all pages on the website.

Accessibility statement

This website (active.calderdale.gov.uk) is managed by Calderdale MBC. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate all 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)
  • We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

Our current level of accessibility

This website is a new development with a publish date of October 2019. The 2018 Public sector website accessibility regulations require all new websites built after September 2018 to meet a minimum level of accessibility.

We have built this website in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1. We are confident that this website meets the AA requirement with some areas excelling to AAA. We have tested all pages using WAVE by Web Aim alongside a list of manual checks.

Non accessible content

Some aspects of the website such as embedded PDF's and videos may not be fully accessible. Where appropriate, we have provided an accessible alternative such as a plain text transcripts or captions for videos, or simplified versions of documents.

Further assistance using this website

You can adjust this website using the settings buttons on this page. For further tips and advice on how to make your device easier to use, visit My Computer My Way provided by AbilityNet.

Information in a different format

If you need information on this website in a different format:

Reporting accessibility problems

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems whilst we're updating this website, contact: Calderdale Council Webteam by post or email.

We will happily investigate your concerns and update the website where appropriate.

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).