Accessibility on the council website
This website is run by Brighton & Hove City Council. We are currently moving to a new website that is easier to use and more accessible. During this transition, some content will be on our old website, while some will be on this new website.
We aim to make the Brighton & Hove City Council website easy to use and accessible to everyone.
This accessibility statement includes:
- how we're improving accessibility on our website
- a list of accessibility issues we're aware of
- how to contact us about an accessibility issue
Websites this accessibility statement covers
This statement covers the:
- new, main website platform, available at new.brighton-hove.gov.uk
- majority of our online forms (using both the Mendix and Firmstep Achieve technical platforms)
It doesn't cover our:
- current website platform available at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk (we plan to have all content moved to our new website by end of March 2020 and this old platform will be removed)
- services using older technical platforms that were procured before September 2018 such as our committees website and the housing customer online system
Importance of accessibility
We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- navigate most 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)
- zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
We’re also making the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.