This accessibility statement applies to:
This website is run by Kirklees Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We are also working hard to make the website wording as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of this website aren't fully accessible:
What to do if you can't access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille contact:
We'll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren't listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations'). If you're not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) .
Kirklees Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
It's not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content. It's not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping. We've assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in March 2024.
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don't meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not have been created so they're accessible to a screen reader.
We understand that the regulations don't require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services.
This statement was prepared on 21 November 2023. It was last reviewed on 27 November 2023.
This website is tested daily. The test is carried out by Kirklees Council.
We use this approach to testing: