accreditation which enables the visually impaired to access its web
required to display the Royal National Institute for the Blind's 'See It
Right Accessible Website' logo. It is also the first authority to retain
Many sites are unusable by people with sight problems simply because
they are poorly designed.
People with disabilities have as much right to be able to access the
website as anyone else, but many designers fail to recognise this. The
Web is an information medium, but there are web designers who still
think of it as purely visual. They are unaware that the visually
impaired can access the web.
The See it Right logo is issued to sites which have been audited and
achieve a high standard of accessibility. These RNIB criteria are based
on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WAG) published by the Web
Accessibility Initiative (WAI), an internationally recognised standard.
Wrexham CBC is proud of the achievements of its
website which won the Local Government Association's Website of the Year
in 2003. The website has a dedicated team who ensure that the content is
accurate, up to date and meets the strict standards issued by
organisations such as RNIB to ensure it is easily accessible.
Wrexham CBC's chief information systems officer, Dave Hylands said:
'I am sure our residents who are visually impaired appreciate the
opportunities our website provides. The design standards helps every
visitor to our site. It is appropriate to recognise all the hard work
and effort that has been put into the site by members of the web team.'
Leader of Wrexham Council, Shan Wilkinson said: 'Good design which
helps visually impaired people will help to make the site more
accessible to everyone.'