Sunderland City Council is committed to providing its online services to all sections of the community.

Our goal is to ensure that all of our websites conform to the accessibility requirement standards of WCAG 2.0 as issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

We are aware that some of our new website page templates do not yet meet this standard, but rest assured we're working hard to make sure our site is as accessible as possible.

To this end, we are working with Autism Works, a local independent software testing social enterprise, to carry out accessibility testing on our websites.

Autism Works takes positive action to employ people with an autism spectrum condition and Asperger's Syndrome to carry out software testing. A role that is particularly suited to the positive traits of the condition. In addition, working with Autism Works demonstrates, in a very practical way, our commitment to embedding Social Value into everything we do.

We launched our new website design on 10 April 2013 and a number of issues have been highlighted which we will address to improve accessibility, please bear with us as we apply these changes. We will update this page as we apply improvements.

If you come across pages which are not disability-friendly, please use the feedback form or visit our help page.