Ryedale District Council

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Website accessibility

We are committed to making the Ryedale District Council website as accessible as possible to provide the best service to all in our district and beyond.

The Council's website is designed to be compatible with the latest versions of all popular browsers and you should ensure that your computer has the up to date versions installed at all times. Older versions of operating systems such as Windows XP (now unsupported by Microsoft), Vista and 7 do not permit up to date versions of Internet Explorer so you should look to use alternatives (such as, for example, Chrome or Firefox) which you can keep right up to date in these operating systems.

Our website is compatible with popular screen reading software and can be navigated using only a keyboard. The BBC My Web website provides useful hints/tips/guides to assist you if you have difficulty using the internet or have any accessibility issues.

Mobile devices

When visiting our website on a mobile device (smart phone or tablet), the website automatically adjusts to suit the screen size and orientation. Certain third party additions to the website will not always resize in the same way.

Technical standards we aim to meet

We aim to ensure that the Ryedale District Council website complies with priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3 web content accessibility guidelines 1.0, level AA. We aim that our webpages also validate to XHTML 1.0 transitional and use valid cascading style sheets.

Certain systems and other applications that are embedded or linked to from our website use technology that is not always compliant with accessibility standards. Often this is because the system is performing a specific job that is very difficult to achieve in an accessible way. We will endeavour to bring all sites to an accessible standard as soon as possible within the budgetary and technological constraints that the Council is working within.

'How to' guides for accessibility

Please read our how to guides for:

  • increasing font sizes on the website;
  • changing colour contrast;
  • hearing the website being spoken aloud; and
  • translating the site into different languages.

Read more.

Further information

If you have any questions or require any further information about site accessibility, please use the website feedback link below.


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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House, Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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