Website Accessibility

Accessibility statement for Somerset Council

This accessibility statement applies to www.visitsouthsomerset.com

This website is run by the South Somerset tourism team at Somerset Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to: 

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts 
  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen 
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard 
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software 
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver) 
  • We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. 
  • AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

How accessible this website is 

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:  

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text 
  • You can't change the colour contrast levels or fonts 
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: 

communications@somerset.gov.uk 

Enforcement procedure 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations'). If you're not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). 

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person 

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. 

Technical information about this website's accessibility 

Somerset Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 25 September 2020.  It was last reviewed on 31 March 2023.