About This Site

A website for all people

Our site is for all people. It has been designed with our target users in mind. We have created a website that is designed to be accessible for the widest possible audience – regardless of ability. This includes providing access for people with disabilities who may have special needs. Our site does not use tables for layout, which helps to make it more accessible.

  • Help on using our website.
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How do people with disabilities use the Internet

People with disabilities, such as a visual impairment, may use assistive technologies to use the Internet. Assistive technologies are products used by people with disabilities to help accomplish tasks that they cannot do easily otherwise.

Assistive technology comes in many different forms, some of these include:

  • Speech synthesis (speech output)
  • Alternative keyboards or switches
  • Braille and refreshable Braille
  • Screen magnifiers
  • Sound notification
  • Screen readers
  • Speech recognition
  • Text browsers
  • Voice browsers

This website has been built so that people using the technologies listed above can access and use the information available.

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W3C – Validation Service

This site is built using code compliant with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets. W3C is the governing authority on web development standards and practices. The site displays correctly with current browsers, and using standard XHTML code means that any future browsers will also display this website correctly.

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Web Accessibility Initiative – Double A Conformance

This website conforms to the Double-A level of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 as a minimum, whilst aiming for Triple-A conformance. The Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these Guidelines helps to make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all users.

There may be a few pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, with so many contributors, this is an ongoing process. If you have any problem accessing any information on the site, please contact us and and we will endeavor to provide the information in a suitable manner.

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Internet Service Standard

Haringey Council is committed to ensuring this website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We aim to maintain 98% availability for the website.

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