Dudley is committed to making it's web services as accessibile as possible. This site has been designed to meet the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) guidelines on accessibility to a minimum double A standard.
- Site search will provide four levels of results
- Content search: pages will be returned in which the search term appears
- Category search: pages will be returned where the search term matches an option in the Local Government Category List
- Meta Search: pages will be returned where the search term matches a listing in the metadata
- Attachment Search: documents will be returned in which the search term appears
- Option to increase or decrease the text size
- Option to browse the site in a Low Graphics style.
- A standardised left hand menu across the site based on the Local Government Navigation menu.
- A "breadcrumb trail" of links showing position in the site.
- Print friendly option for each page.
- Frames are not used on the site.
- All images have meaningful alternative text and have been, where practical, kept to a minimum size to enable quicker browsing
- Colour choice has been maintained to allow a high level of contrast. All pages have a default of black text on white background. The exceptions to this are;
- hyperlinks which are standard navy blue and underlined and have a green mouseover effect with the underline disappearing.
- left menu text is navy blue with a green mouseover. The current page is highlighted by a pale blue background and an arrow icon.
- page headings and sub-titles will be a larger font size and navy blue.
Each page in the site has categorised against the Government Category List and the Local Government Category List.
- DC.Title: Title of the page
- DC.Publisher: Publisher of the page
- DC.Creator.FirstName: First name of the page editor
- DC.Creator.LastName: Last name of the page editor
- DC.Contributor: Used if page content contains information taken from an organisation or person that are not part of Dudley MBC
- DC.Date.Created: Date page was created
- DC.Date.Modified: Date page was last modified
- DC.Coverage: Physical area covered by the page
- DC.Audience: Used only if the page is targetted at specific social group i.e. under 16s
- DC.Description: Short description of the page contents
- DC.Identifier: unique identifier of the page, in this case of this site it's the page URL address
- DC.Language: Code for the international character set for English
- DC.Rights: "Reproduction by Permission Only" copyright statement
- DC.Rights.Copyright: Copyright statement
- DC.Status: Used only if page contains draft information
- DC.Accessibility: Accessibility level declaration
- e-GMS.accessibility: Accessibility level declaration
- e-GMS.Subject.Category: Page category as taken from the Government Category List
- DC.Subject.Keyword: Page category as taken from the Local Government Category List
- pics.label: www.icra.org ratings statement for the page/site
- keywords: specific alternative words or phrases for each page
- Categories: Internal system categories set up for use with the site Search engine