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Accessibility statement

Our accessibility policy is to ensure this website meets recognised international standards for accessibility to ensure it is accessible to all.

We are fully committed to ensuring this website meets the  Web Content Accessibility (WCAG 2.1) to AA standard, Mobile Web Best Practices and and the MobileOK testing standards to ensure people with disabilities are not excluded from accessing our digital information and services. 

To this end, we asked  Digital Accessibility Centre to undertake a full accessibility audit of this website which we passed in February 2016.

Plain English

This website has been awarded the  Crystal Mark by the Plain English Campaign since 2008 for the clarity of written communication. It is reviewed annually and any issues raised are resolved as soon as possible. If you discover any text that you don't think is well written and easy to understand, please let us know.

Increasing the page size

You can increase the screen magnification in the browser settings up to 200%. This is done in most browsers from the 'View' menu or by holding down Ctrl and + at the same time.

Screen magnification software

If you change the settings and find that this does not magnify the text enough to be useful, then it is worth investigating screen magnification software.

Screen magnification can magnify up to 64 times. Prices vary depending on features, such as whether speech support is built into the program. Some of the more popular products include Lunar, MAGic and Zoomtext.

External websites

All links to external websites will launch in a new browser window.

Information in other formats

Information can be made available in other formats, such as audio tape and braille. Please contact us for more information.

Known accessibility issues

Page layout inconsistency

Certain templates have an inconsistent lay out we aim to fix these issues.

Former Dorset County Council (DCC) planning system

The former DCC planning system has a number of accessibility issues and we are planning to replace. accessibility issues

A number of accessibility issues on the jobsite have been raised and have been added to the development plan to be fixed.

SNAP Survey issues

A number of surveys on the website have been created using SNAP surveys. There are a number of accessibility issues that have been raised and we are working to have these fixed.

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