A COUNCIL has updated its website to make it more accessible to people with mental and physical disabilities.

Denbighshire County Council made the changes to meet the requirements of the Equalities Act which states that public body websites must be usable by people with impaired vision, motor difficulties, learning disabilities, deafness or impaired hearing.

Members of the public can use the council website find information on bin collections, libraries, make council tax payments, get benefits, grants and financial advice and keep updated on planning developments and roadworks.

Changes to the website include a clear design, simpler language, larger text, more visible font, colours and contrast to make it easier to read. The website has also been designed so that it can be used on a wide range of digital devices including mobile phones.

Cllr Richard Mainon, Denbighshire County Council's Cabinet Lead Member for Corporate Services and Strategic Direction, said: “Our website is one of the key platforms for the council to provide advice and information to the public and is available twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year.

“We are always looking at ways of improving our online services and this latest change in law has given us a great opportunity to revamp our website, making sure it fully complies with accessibility guidelines.

“We have been testing the site with the Disability Access Centre and have passed their accessibility tests. We have also introduced some minor changes in response to feedback from the public and we would like to thank people for taking the time to get in touch.

“The council is focussing on providing more services online and allowing customers to access a wide range of information about council services, as well as registering requests, making payments and getting involved in consultations."

Visit the website at /www.denbighshire.gov.uk/.