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Accessibility

This site is maintained by I.T. Services at Barrow Borough Council. Page content is maintained by individual users on a service led basis. 

We aim to make this web site as widely accessible as possible. Our pages use standard templates with consistent layout and navigation, and much consideration has been given to the use of colour, text and images. However, the way each page is created by individual users may cause some inconsistencies. If you have any problems viewing this site please let us know, and if the page cannot be corrected we will arrange for the information to be sent to you in another format.

The home page and most content pages now conform to WCAG 1.0 AA accessibility standards. We are working hard to ensure all content conform to the highest standards, including web pages produced by supplier systems.

Most pages are also HTML 5 compliant meaning that they are coded to accepted standards as required by many forms of assistive technology used by people with various forms of disability.

The site makes use of Responsive Web Design (RWD) meaning that the screen layout varies to suit the device (PC, tablet or smartphone) that you are using. Some complex pages, such as application forms, may not be available from some devices with small screens.

Do you need help in making your computer easier to use?

 Ability Net looks at the many ways you can make your keyboard and mouse, Windows, the internet and your favourite applications suit you and your needs: http://www.abilitynet.org.uk.

The BBC web site “About My web my way” provides advice and help to all those people who would benefit from making changes to their browser, operating system, or computer to be able to view bbc.co.uk and the rest of the web in a more accessible way: http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/.

GIS - Geographical Information Systems

Barrow Borough Council strives to meet the needs of computer users with visual impairment or other conditions that limit accessibility. Unfortunately, due to the graphics-intensive nature of GIS, this information cannot all be presented in an accessible format. If you would like assistance with access to this information please contact gis@barrowbc.gov.uk.