This website ( is run by Calderdale MBC. 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 400% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate all 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.

Our current level of accessibility

We believe this website is fully accessible in accordance with the United Kingdom accessibility regulation. This website was last assessed on 22nd August 2019; the outcome of this assessment was identifying several pages and features that were partially inaccessible. In light of this we undertook an intensive period of remedial work to update the website in line with WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.

As of 1st September 2019 our website has a SiteImprove accessibility score of 98/100.

If you would like to see a breakdown of how we tested this website, you can download Calderdale Museums - Website Accessibility Assessment.

Further assistance using this website

We provide an in page assistive technology called Browse Aloud. You can access this one of two ways:

  • Click the speaker button in the bottom right corner of a webpage
  • Navigate to the browse aloud component via keyboard tab keys. This is the second element in the page, immediately after the main content shortcut link.

For further tips and advice on how to make your device easier to use, visit My Computer My Way provided by AbilityNet.

Information in a different format

If you need information on this website in a different format such as an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

Reporting accessibility problems

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems or think that we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Calderdale Council Webteam by post or email.

We will happily investigate your concerns and update the website where appropriate.

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).