Planning, building control and licensing online: accessibility
Issue with planning documents (Northgate)
We use the Northgate platform to publish documents associated with planning applications and tree preservation orders.
The supplier, Northgate, has confirmed that this platform is now compliant with the accessibility standard WCAG 2.1 AA.
How testing was carried out
The Documents page of planning online was tested on 15 June 2020. The test was carried out by accessibility specialists in the Northgate Public Services testing team.
The team tested the most used customer journeys through the website and a sample of the different types of page. The testing followed the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines and considered the needs of users with sight impairment, physical disabilities, hearing impairment and cognitive disabilities.
The tools used:
- Screen readers: JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver
- Evaluation tools: WAVE, Web Accessibility Toolbar and ARC Toolkit
- Other tools: browser zoom tool and Windows Speech Recognition
If you are having difficulty accessing this information: Please contact the Systems Administrator for planning applications and appeals:
- Contact us about a Northgate web accessibility issue
- Telephone: 01455 255647
Last updated: 21/03/2022 15:07