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 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.

Poynton Poppies

The street poppies, made by Poynton Men in Sheds last year, were positioned along the main routes and gateways in Poynton and on noticeboards.

View a selection of photos here.

Poynton Men in Sheds Soldiers

The group made life-size Silhouette Soldiers to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Clickety Click made the poppies on the soldiers.

View a selection of photos here.

Twinning with Haybes

A Twinning Association of Poynton delegation visited Haybes to join their community commemorating the end of the First World War.

More details and photos here.

Alzheimer's Society Working to become Dementia Friendly 2017-2018 logo A photo of the fountain in Poynton A photo of canal boat at Higher Poynton A photo of a batsman about to hit a cricket ball watched by wicket keeper and fielder
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The Mayor's Retro Party

Banish the January Blues dancing to 60s, 70s and 80s music from DJ Chris O’Reilly! Poynton Legion – Sat Jan 26 at 19:30. Tickets £5.00. View or download full size poster 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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