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Dudley is committed to making it's web services as accessible 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 Features

  • 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 been categorised against the Government Category List and the Local Government Category List.

  • Government Category List
  • Local Government Category List

Metadata included:

  • 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 targeted 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: ICRA 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