We believe that it is important to make our website accessible
to all visitors. With this in mind we have worked hard to improve the ease of use
for visually impaired users, users of screen readers and people accessing the website
from mobile devices such as mobile phones and pdas. If you have difficulty in accessing
any part of the site, please contact us and we will do our best to improve things.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
South Ayrshire Council strives to comply to the recommendations set out by the W3C. Currently South Ayrshire Council
uses valid CSS and is working towards
WAI Level AA compliance
on all pages. If you find a page that you feel does not comply, please let us know
and we will do our best to resolve the problem.
Accessibility Resources For Users
BBC My Web My Way
Do you need help in making the web easier to use? The BBC site explains the many ways
you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web
more accessible to you.
BrowseAloud - Speech Enabled
South Ayrshire Council is speech enabled, which means that you can download free
software onto your personal computer and have the website read aloud to you. The
free software is called BrowseAloud, and is used on many other websites including
Google and the BBC. Find out more about BrowseAloud on the South Ayrshire Council website.
net-guide is an
accessible search engine that gives an accessibility rating for the websites
returned for a search. Similarly, the directory entries also carry a website accessibility
net-guide has been designed to be an accessible website, and easy to use
for visitors with visual impairments, mobility impairments, dyslexia, and other
issues that can have an impact on using the web.