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Accessibility Statement for Milton Keynes City Council SEND Local Offer

Prepared January 2024.

This accessibility statement applies to managed by Milton Keynes City Council SEND Team.

Using our website

We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels, and fonts.
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • navigate most 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.
  • AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Recite Me accessibility features.

At the top of our website on the right-hand side, you will see a button (person in a speech bubble). This opens Recite Me. Recite Me is a cloud-based assistive technology toolbar that allows web visitors to customise our digital content, so that they can consume it in ways that work for them.

Recite Me features.

Screen reader

The Recite Me screen reader helps website visitors to perceive and understand our digital content by reading aloud website text, which can be customised to suit the viewer.


To simplify and support our website visitors Recite Me provides four main tools:

  • Have the text on the website read aloud.
  • Change the font and colours
  • Customise background colours
  • Translate text into over 100 different languages.


The Recite Me assistive toolbar allows you to change the way our website looks. Users are able to customise the websites colour scheme as well as the texts font style, size, colour, and spacing.


The Recite Me assistive toolbar quickly and easily translates all our web content into over 100 languages, including 35 text to speech voices.

Simple language

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

We know some parts of our website are not fully accessible and we are working on this.

  • Some heading and title elements are not consistent.
  • Some images do not have image descriptions.
  • Using the same link text for different destinations
  • Aim for text to have very high contrast.
  • Aim for large interactive controls.

How we tested this website

This website was tested on 09 January 2024. The test was carried out by Silktide’s automated software.

We use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible our main website is.

Compliance status

Our website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard due to the non-compliances listed below.

Our approach

We have put guidance and procedures in place to ensure that all new documents that we produce are accessible in addition to accessibility training.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards unless we determine that they represent a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We are not required to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from the regulations.

Third-party applications

We require any new third-party systems we commission for the website to be Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA compliant. However, third-party applications are partly or wholly out of our control and so may not conform to the same levels of accessibility as the rest of the website. We ask suppliers to fix accessibility issues that arise.


The accessibility regulations that govern public authority website accessibility are the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is responsible for enforcing these regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to a complaint about accessibility, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 09 January 2024.


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