This website is managed by Peterborough City Council.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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.
Content and readability
All content on the website is written in plain English so that content is easy to read, in-line with similar principles to gov.uk “simpler, clearer, faster”.
The website is compatible with screen reader software and designed to be compatible with:
- basic operating system screen magnifiers, such as ZoomText magnifier
- speech recognition software
- operating system speech packages
Further help and guidance from AbilityNet
AbilityNet helps people of any age and with any disability to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education.
AbilityNet provides guidance about how to:
- make your mouse easier to use
- use your keyboard instead of a mouse
- talk to your device
- make your device talk to you
- make text larger
- change your colours
- magnify the screen
Non accessible content
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader.
Some of our PDFs and other files are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. We are working to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
Making health and social care information accessible
From 31 July 2016, all organisations that provide NHS care or adult social care are legally required to follow the Accessible Information Standard.
The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are provided with information that they can easily read or understand with support so they can communicate effectively with health and social care services.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you or someone you know is experiencing problems accessing this website, or if you have any comments, please contact us.