Bridgend council website ranked most disabled-friendly in Wales

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The website for Bridgend County Borough Council has been ranked the most accessible for disabled people in Wales.

This comes after news of legislation passed last year that public service websites must meet certain accessibility standards.

The ranking of Wales’ council websites was made by Sitemorse, which gave it an 8/10, putting it in the top 17% of all UK council websites.

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Sitemorse is an independent body based in London that is contracted to analyse government websites.

The website was deemed to meet level AA of the ‘Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1’.

The guidelines are a worldwide accessibility standard for websites.

Bridgend County Borough Council deputy leader Hywel Williams said: “This is an excellent result and I am delighted to note how the council’s efforts to improve accessibility for all of our residents is being officially recognised.

“Websites are an integral part of how organisations do business now, and they need to be carefully designed to ensure that people with disabilities can use them too.

“As an inclusive council which wants to extend this opportunity to all residents, it makes perfect sense to strive for website accessibility.

“To support this aim, our website features emoticon buttons at the bottom of every page which visitors can use to leave feedback, and I would encourage people to do so as we can use this to make further improvements.”

Read more below about the UK Government’s 2019 legislation that demands public service websites meet accessibility standards:

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