Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Bury Council.

This accessibility statement tells you:

  • How accessible this website is
  • How you can get in touch about an accessibility issue
  • How we're improving accessibility on our new website

This statement covers all content on It does not cover content published on the Bury Council website ( or any other Bury Council websites, such as The Bury Directory, Bury Markets or Bury Means Business as these sites have their own accessibility statements.

Accessibility matters

This website is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

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, VoiceOver and Narrator, some of which are free of charge such as NVDA

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.

How accessible this website is

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard and at the time of writing there are no elements of the website that are non-compliances.

Issues identified

Although we have made the all functional elements of the website fully compliant, we know some elements may not be fully accessible. For example:

  • some photos of people, places, documents, and obituaries do not meet full accessibility regulations; however, these are part of the archive collections and therefore out of our control
  • some collection documents and images have poor colour contrast
  • some images do not have image descriptions

All members of staff who publish content on are responsible for making sure it meets the accessibility regulations. We will update the statement  when issues are fixed or when we expect them to be fixed.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Images on this site are for archive use, then this is content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations.

How the website was tested and preparation of this accessibility statement

We used the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible this website is. This website was last fully tested in February 2021.

The website has been tested sample pages at regular intervals using accessibility tools such as Wave - Web AIM web accessibility evaluation tool and Accessibility Insights.

The pages and functionality we include in the test are:

  • all new page templates that we introduce
  • online forms
  • archive collection cards
  • search functionality
  • all ‘shop’ processes
  • all account processes

This statement was prepared in October 2021. It will be reviewed every 12 months.

Get in touch about an accessibility problem

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

Reporting accessibility problems with our website

We will aim to constantly improving the accessibility of this website.

However, if you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we're not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact us using the contact details at the bottom of the website.

We will endeavour to reply to your request within five working days.

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 are not happy with how we respond to an enquiry about accessibility you can make a complaint. If after we've investigated your complaint you're still not satisfied you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Using our website

We’ve designed our website so you can easily change how it looks if you need to.

If you find a problem with our website or have any feedback about how we can improve accessibility please email

Changing colours, font, text size and other settings

All modern browsers allow you to change colours and font sizes. We’ve tried to create a site which doesn’t get in the way when you change these settings.

Change text size and font

You can use your browser options to change the text size or font for web sites that you visit. The way you do this varies depending on the browser that you are using. The AbilityNet My Computer, My Way site can help you change your browser settings.

Change colour scheme

You can set your web browser to choose your own colour scheme for our website. The AbilityNet My Computer, My Way site can help you change the colours we use.

Access keys

We haven't used access keys as they can interfere with keyboard shortcuts used by modern browsers. The content is easily tab-navigable and screen-reader friendly.


We have made every effort to ensure this web site is easily readable using 'plain English'. In addition, we have ensured that the design of this website is not an obstacle to its usability and readability.


At present we do not offer any information on our site which is signed.


At present we do not offer any information on our site in audio.