The Province of West Lancashire is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience – regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.
We would like to give control to the user and let them decide how they will view the site. The website offers accessibility options that are easy to discover, understand and select for our visitors.
Web Accessibility Initiative
The site aims to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) guidelines, to priority 2 (AA) and aims to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. The Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these guidelines helps to make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all users.
There may be some pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an ongoing process and some content may not yet reach the standards in all areas – for example, the use of fixed widths means that the page will not scale to a smaller window easily. Rest assured we are committed to achieving a high standard of accessibility and are working hard to address these issues.
If you have any problems accessing any information on the site, please contact the Provincial Webmaster and we will endeavour to fix the problem or provide the information in an appropriate format. The webmaster can be emailed at email@example.com.
Increasing text size
If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings.
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the ‘View’ menu, select ‘Text Size’ and then either ‘Larger’ or ‘Largest’.
If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘View menu’, select ‘Text size’ and the select ‘Increase’. You can also increase the text size by using the keyboard, pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ at the same time.
All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which describes the image or its function as appropriate. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally visible only when the browser’s automatic image loading feature is turned off.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following websites will have useful advice and information about web accessibility.
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (opens in new window)
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) (opens in new window)
- RNIB web access centre (opens in new window)
Last updated: March 2020