In order to provide our citizens with clear and transparent information regarding accessibility, we have a single accessibility statement that covers a number of sites. This accessibility statement refers to our primary domain, subdomains website and satellite sites as listed below. 

Stirling Council and its services also manage and provide other websites.  If they are not listed here, you should be able to find localised accessibility statements on the individual sites.  If you have any issues finding them, please do not hesitate to let us know and we can support.  

These website are run by Stirling Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate our website regardless of device/screen size used
  • Navigate all forms using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Listen to most of the website using screen reader software
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

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.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AAA standard, due to the “non-compliances” listed below.

Maintaining this standard is an exercise in continuous delivery. Stirling Council use the third party, and World Wide Web Consortium (w3c) partner, SiteImprove to continually analyse and improve our website.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Most PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • There is a limit to how far you can magnify certain maps

Non-compliances

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:

  • PDFs are not screen reader accessible. We are working to resolve this on newly uploaded PDFs in the future.
  • There is no “skip to main content” button on any of our pages. Largely, these would not be appropriate as we aim to have streamlined pages, however in the few pages where this might be appropriate we have not yet implemented a solution but plan to do so in the future.

Disproportionate burden

We do not intend to make older PDFs screenreader accessible as the work involved with the large amount of files would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We are always on the lookout for new tools or software that may change this and make it easier in the future.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our 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

Stirling Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact us via email.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 3 working days.

We can provide a text relay service for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment upon request. If this is required please email customer services and it can be arranged.

If you want to phone us with any general customer enquiries the customer service team can be reached on 01786 404040.

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the digital team.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 8 September 2020.

Testing is continuously undertaken on all our web products by our Digital Team.

 

Last updated: Friday, September 18, 2020 2:54 PM