Poynton Town Council

Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility

Website help and advice for those who can't see very well, are blind, can't hear very well, find a keyboard or mouse hard to use and who find words difficult.

Opening of Poynton Heritage Garden on Sat. 14th April with Theo Eaves and Town Mayor Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore Opening of Poynton Heritage Garden on Sat. 14th April - group photo Poynton in Bloom Floral Display Chester Road A photo of Poynton Fountain from Park Lane

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Town Mayor Cllr Sarah-Jane Gilmore assisting Theo Eaves, one of Poynton's distinguished war veterans, as he officially opened the Heritage Garden!

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(Right) A view of the garden & alongside the railway truck, with the Mayor, volunteers Diane Penny, Malcolm Adams & Walter Thomas.

More details below.

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The Poynton in Bloom volunteer group has also been bedding down plants around Poynton.

More photos here.

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Welcome to the Poynton Town Council website. Here you can find all about the council, the latest community news, meeting minutes and publications as well as youth initiatives, clubs and societies and local events.

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Your Town Council

Find out who your councillors are, what standing committees exist and what they do, read the Mayor's Photo Reports and see the dates of committee meetings.

Heritage Garden Opening

Poynton Heritage Garden was officially opened on Sat. 14th April by one of Poynton’s distinguished war heroes, Theo Eaves. Find more details and photos here.

Dementia Friends Training

Learn more about dementia & help to make Poynton dementia friendly? Open to anyone working in shops, businesses, organisations or community groups. More details.

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Website Accessibility

 

Web accessibility refers to the practice of making websites that can be used by people of all abilities and disabilities.
 
Elements that affect accessibility include:
 
Those with a visual impairment.
Those who are blind.
Those people who are deaf or have difficulty hearing.
Those who find a keyboard or mouse hard to use.
Those who find words difficult to read.
Those with epilepsy who may have seizures brought on by flickering or flashing content.
Colour Blind users.
 
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web and have developed web content accessibility guidelines. We endeavour to meet these guidelines and monitor future developments to improve the way the website operates.

You can find out more about the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative here.

The BBC has produced ‘How to Guides’ and some videos to assist people with most of the elements above. You can browse all the guides, access more information and useful links to resources on the Internet, by clicking here or select individual guides using the links below.

How to Guide – I can’t see very well.
Includes changing text, fonts, background colours, magnifying screen, making the mouse pointer easier to use. CLICK HERE to access the guide.

How to Guide – I am Blind.
Includes customising your computer’s text-to-speech features and an overview of screen readers and useful links. CLICK HERE to access the guide.

How to Guide – I can’t hear very well.
Includes ways to change how your computer or web browser operates for people who are deaf or have difficulty in hearing. CLICK HERE to access the guide.

How to Guide – I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use.
Includes how to change settings to make your keyboard and mouse easier to use. CLICK HERE to access the guide.

How to Guide – I find words difficult.
Includes changing fonts and text size in your operating system or browser and spell-checking software. CLICK HERE to access the guide.

Fonts and Text Sizes
To change fonts in web browsers for Windows - CLICK HERE.
To change your fonts in Mac OS Users – CLICK HERE.
To change text size temporarily in web browsers for Windows – CLICK HERE.

 

EXTERNAL LINKS
Poynton Town Council is not responsible for the content of external websites. Any link to an external website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site's owners or their products or services. Find out more details in our Terms and Conditions.

 

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