Here is a list of features that make Stirling Council's web services accessible for all:

Page Design

  • The pages are short and simple.
  • Media that requires proprietary plugins are used sparingly.
  • If such content used, a textual alternative is always provided.
  • XHTML has been used to structure the document.


  • ALT tags (alternative description tags) have been used for conveying the meaning of all important images - these contain meaningful text.
  • Use of images have been used in moderation


  • Text alternatives have been provided where video, audio, media or image maps have been used.
  • Screen reader has been tested on the site. Fonts are used consistently throughout the site.


  • Text colours have high contrast with background colours
  • Colours have not been used as a primary device for conveying information