This page describes Bega Valley Shire Council's commitment to online accessibility and the features available to improve visitors experience on this site.
Bega Valley Shire Council is committed to being an inclusive and accessible shire.
If you are experiencing difficulties accessing any of our online information or have a suggestion as to how we could improve our service, please don't hesitate to contact us so we can assist you.
All feedback relating to accessibility is welcomed, and carefully examined by Bega Valley Shire Council.
For further information on Council's commitment to being an inclusive and accessible shire, please view our Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2021-2025.
We aim to support most modern web browsers for both desktop and mobile devices. We recommend that you regularly update your browser to ensure the best compatibility with modern website technologies and to take full advantage of any new features or security fixes rolled out by the vendor. When testing our websites for compatibility we utilise:
Visitors using older browsers (such as Internet Explorer) are likely to experience display issues with certain sections of the website.
All images should have an alternate text description to provide information to users of screen readers or those who turn off images in their web browser. Images should also be appropriately sized to optimise bandwidth and page load times.
Some information on our websites are not available as HTML web pages and may be in the form of a Portable Document Format (PDF) or Microsoft Word document. We understand that these file types are not accessible to everyone, but some times there are limitations that prevent us from creating content as HTML. If you wish to view content but cannot due to the document type, please contact us so we can arrange for a suitable format to be provided to you.
Our websites are designed to 'respond' to different viewing device widths. This is achieved through techniques such as providing a collapsed menu and stacking page elements vertically for smaller screens for example. The result is a completly fluid website which provdes access to content whether you are using your smart phone, tablet or desktop computer.
Text on our sites use flexible font sizes and can be increased or descreased using your browser settings or assistive technologies. Text colours and background colours are based on recommended contrast levels to support those with vision impairments.