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.

Poynton Pool A photo of the canal at Higher Poynton Poynton Heritage Garden

Poynton Park and Pool

Our town's picturesque park with a pool, ancient trees and wildlife, including great crested grebes, mute swan and tufted duck, dragon and damselflies.

See more of Poynton's interesting places and 'things to do' on our visitor information page.

Macclesfield Canal

This Easter Poynton Marina is the ideal place start a walk along the canal footpath or further afield into to Lyme Park and the Peak District.

See more of Poynton's interesting places and 'things to do' on our visitor information page.

Poynton Heritage Garden

The garden situated between the Civic Hall, Library and Priorslegh Medical Centre was the successful transformation of what was a little used public area into a colourful and tranquil space.

More photos here.

Homepage

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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get in touch
Poynton Town Civic Hall Exterior

Your Town Council

Find out who your councillors are, what standing committees exist, see the meeting agendas and minutes, read the Town Mayor's photo reports and our Privacy Notice.

Just Drop-in

Free person-centred counselling, for those aged between 12 & 25 years, by qualified counsellors on Tuesdays at the Civic Hall from 5.30pm - 8.30pm. More details.

Poynton Easy Access Scheme

We have mobility scooters & wheelchairs hirable at a small charge. Contact the Civic Hall on 01625 872238 for a free lesson and a 'test drive'. 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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