How we're doing it
We are using a website content management system (CMS) called EasySite which aims to produce level AA pages.
We use online browser validation tools which check we have standards compliant HTML and CSS which help ensure our website works with all browsers and assistive technologies.
To test all our colours have a suitable contrast we use a colour contrast analyser which tests that all text can be viewed on various backgrounds.
We also use a program called SiteImprove which helps us find problems with missing alternate text, broken links, invalid code and CSS, spelling errors and much more.
Working with our customers
Although we're aiming to make sure each page on our site pass these criteria, we believe the best way to achieve accessibility is to work with our customers and find out what works for them.
We continue to seek feedback from user groups and individual volunteers, and would welcome any feedback from other users who have accessibility requirements. If you would like to give us your feedback about the accessibility of this website, or would like to offer suggestions or help us with testing - we would be happy to hear from you. Please get in touch if you'd like to volunteer as a user tester:
Committed to learning and improving
We have a rolling program of training to ensure all staff are aware and engaged in improving accessibility across the council. Techniques are researched, tested, fed back and discussed at team meetings to ensure knowledge is shared across all East Riding websites and a standard maintained across all newly developed sites.
Such is our commitment to digital inclusion for all, the Digital Accessibility Centre performs an annual accessibility audit of this site:
Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) (external website)