The Countryside Council for Wales champions
the environment and landscapes of Wales and aims to make the
environment a valued part of everyone's life within the country.
Our new website is part of these efforts, and we want to ensure the
site can be enjoyed by everyone. It’s therefore important that our
web accessibility standards are extremely high.
Through our website we hope to make access to
our work, and the wonders of the Welsh environment, more easily
available to all.
CCW is therefore committed to making its
website fully accessible to all members of society.
The website has been carefully designed - and
strict standards have been put in place - to ensure that users with
disabilities can easily access the information contained within it,
including users who may be blind or partially sighted. We also make
sure that those users who have reading difficulties are able to use
We have followed the guidelines set down by
the W3C (World wide web consortium) to ensure that, for example,
the coding of our site supports screen readers (technology that
allows the site to be 'read' for the visually impaired or
The CCW site will soon be in receipt of the Royal National
Institute of the Blind (RNIB)'s 'See It Right' Accessible Website
The logo is given by the RNIB to websites which RNIB have
formally assessed and which provide a high standard of
accessibility. Our site is soon to be audited by the RNIB.
CCW's website makes use of valid XHTML code and CSS styles.
We aim to comply with WAI-AA accessibility standards [WCAG 1.0],
and the vast majority of our web pages reach this standard. We will
also soon be pursuing the WCAG 2.0 standard.
We welcome your views on how easy the website is to use. Please
send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New to the web?
Using new technology can be confusing at first. If you are not
familiar with using the web, there are many free online courses
available, including the excellent Webwise service from the
BBC. These courses are free and ideal for beginners.