Accessibility statement

This website is run by Surrey County Council on behalf of a collection of local authorities.

We are committed to providing an accessible website that is easy to use by anyone, whatever their age, background, access device or level of ability/disability.

For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • 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)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

We have designed this website with features that make it easier to use by everyone, including those with visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, or neurological disabilities. We aim to reach the level “AA” of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These are the international standard for accessible websites and content.

How accessible is this website?

We know that some parts of this website are not yet fully accessible. We will continue to work to ensure that all of our website functions work well when used with access devices such as screen readers, braille readers, smart phones and other devices. View the list of supported Internet browsers.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Whilst all aspects of this website have been carefully designed to comply with international accessibility guidelines, there are many companies and people that maintain pages on the website, so there may be some elements that do not conform to all the guidelines. If you have any problems accessing our website or part of it, then please contact Web and Digital Services.

Enforcement procedure

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

Where maps are used (out of scope), no accessible alternative to the information is currently available.

Disproportionate burden

Disproportionate burden does not apply to this website.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Interactive maps are an integral part of the website, and fall out of scope of the accessibility regulations.

How we tested this website

We tested this website using the automated SiteImprove Accessibility Checker.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are continuing to review how we develop the site, to make sure that any new functionality is accessible.

This statement was prepared on 13 August 2020. It was last updated on 13 August 2020