The Partnership want everyone to be able to use the Kent Connects website regardless of their computer knowledge or disabilities. The Partnership have designed the Kent Connects website to be as accessible as possible, in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
Our Commitment to Accessibility
All public sector websites – whether for central or local government – should meet the standards laid out in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) to Level AA standard.
The Kent Connects website is developed using valid HTML and cascading style sheets (CSS). The Kent Connects website content is separated from presentational elements, which makes it available to any visitors that use technologies such as a screen reader or text only browser.
Kent Connects strive to achieve and maintain levels of accessibility that conform to the AA standard, but may occasionally publish content that does not meet all of the guidelines required for AA standard. Where this happens, the Kent Connects have continuous website review cycles that are designed to identify any such issues with a view to rectifying and maintaining compliance across the site wherever possible.
Finally, the Kent Connects undertake formal Independent Accessibility Audits of the Kent Connects website on a yearly basis against AA standards which dictate the Partnership’s long term audit and improvement plans.
Help with seeing the page
You can easily make changes in your computer to help you see what’s written on the page more clearly.
Most internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Safari, allow you to force the text on a web page to be the size and colour you want.
Many operating systems also come with a built-in screen magnifier that allows you to enlarge a portion of the page to several times the original size.
Help on adjusting your computer settings can be viewed on the AbilityNet website.
Help with your keyboard and mouse
If you can use a mouse, but find it difficult, there are ways to make your mouse easier to use.
Further information on using your keyboard and mouse can also be found on the AbilityNet website.
What to do if you find an Accessibility Issue with The Kent Connects Website
If you find an accessibility issue with the Kent Connects website, the Partnership would like to hear from you.
You can log accessibility issues by emailing the Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org