Accessibility statement

Helping our users get the best from our website

The word ‘accessibility’ is used to describe whether a product can be used by people of all abilities and disabilities.

A website is accessible if all people, including disabled and elderly people, can use it successfully.

We are committed to making our website as accessible and usable as possible and the website is designed to follow the accessibility guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). We aim to meet the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) to Level AA in all parts of the website.

We regularly check our pages to ensure they meet our accessibility requirements using automated checking tools as well as carrying out manual testing with assistive technologies.

If you have any comments or suggestions on how we can improve the website, please get in touch at web.editor@southampton.gov.uk or use the feedback link available at the bottom of each page.

Browser accessibility features

Most browsers and operating systems have built in accessibility features such as the ability to change the colour of the text, turn off images and stylesheets and increase magnification. You can find guidance from the BBC about:

Readability

We have made every effort to ensure this web site is easily readable using plain English and try to avoid using jargon wherever possible. We carry out regular testing with our local customers and all our publishers attend training to present content in an easy to read format.

Translate the site

There are a number of options available if you want to translate pages on the website into other languages.

If you would prefer to use our onsite tools to change how you view our website, please use our accessibility controls.