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Bedford Borough Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Web Accessibility Initiative

This website endeavours to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.  

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people. 

For more information on how to optimise the user experience, please visit the BBC website at

Implementation of Our Policy

  • Attempting to maintain consistent layout and navigation (although we recognise there is still work to be done in certain areas)
  • Attempt to create an ordered structure to webpages and downloadable files.
  • Strive to provide downloadable files in a web friendly PDF format, wherever possible.
  • Use meaningful alt descriptions on all images and links on webpages
  • Design pages to be viewed with a range of screen resolutions
  • A text only option is available to view our webpages.


Text only

Click below for a text only version of the website


Change size of text

It is possible to resize the text on this website by using the 'normal text size', 'Large text size' and 'Extra large text size' buttons below.

Language translation

You can translate the language of this webpage by using Google Translate. There is a Google Translate widget at the bottom right hand corner of this website.