Accessibility statement

We want everyone who uses our website to be able to find, read and understand our content.

We create content to meet the accessibility standards outlined in this statement and our technical accessibility statement. All the content we create is compatible with assistive technology.

View the site your way

You can change the colours, contrast levels, font styles and magnify the page to 200% or more without the text spilling off the screen.

Navigation

Navigating by headings

Use browser plugins or assistive technology such as screen readers to list the headings and subheadings in the page and go straight to the heading you need.

Navigating by links

Users of assistive technology such as screen readers can get a list of all the links on a page and understand their purpose from the link text.

Navigating by keyboard

Users navigating by keyboard can see the currently focused on interactive elements, such as links and form fields through a highlighted outline.

Skip to content:

Use a keyboard to find the skip links and jump directly to the main content on the page.

Listening to content

Use text to speech browser plugins or assistive technology to listen to content you select with the mouse or keyboard.

Screen reader users can both listen to the content and navigate around through the site pages and menus.

Tools and plugins to help your online experience

Explore some of our recommendations for tools that can make your online experience better.

Using different devices

My Computer My Way (MCMW) offer guides to using assistive technologies to use websites with a range of devices.

Alternative formats

We’ve designed our content to be as accessible as possible by providing maximum personalisation. If you still experience barriers, email us on; explorekent@kent.gov.uk to request alternative format documents.

Web standards

Our website is developed using valid HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript to the standards laid out in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) – Level AA.

The website content works with assistive technologies that visitors might use. For example, screen readers or text-only browsers.

Explore Kent try to check the accessibility of their website at least once a month at least to make sure that our website can be as accessible as it can be.

Auditing

We undertake formal accessibility audits of the website on a yearly basis using WCAG 2.1 AA standards which guide our long-term audit and improvement plans.

For more information about our commitment to compliance and how we check and maintain the accessibility of the website read our Technical accessibility statement.

What we do about known issues

We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible. Where content is likely to create a barrier, we’ll state a reason, warn users and offer alternatives – read our Known accessibility issues page.

If we have failed to identify a barrier, please email us on; explorekent@kent.gov.uk

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