Missed bin collections - Industrial Action

We apologise for the current disruption to collections due to industrial action by Unite the union. Find out the latest on the dispute and which areas we plan to collect bins from this week

Accessibility statement

We make every effort to ensure Birmingham.gov.uk is easy to use and accessible for everyone. We comply with the W3C/WAI AA standard for accessibility as a minimum.
Here are some features of our website:

  • colour contrast – we have tried to use colours that provide maximum contrast between foreground and background items including headers, body text and hyperlinks. The minimum contrast on the site is 4.79:1 (min for AA compliance is 4.45:1), and all others are around 7:1 or above
  • images – all interface graphics and images are assigned an alt-text attribute, which describes the contents or function of the item
  • hyperlinks – we have chosen the standard hyperlink blue colour for all active hyperlink text items, as this is the most accessible and recognisable standard for link items
  • CSS – style-sheets have been used for all visual items and text. This means that you can change the text size from within the browser by selecting ‘View’ and then ‘Text size’
  • responsive design – website pages re-size according to the device being used
  • accessibility options – you can adapt the website to use your preferred text size and colours
  • language options – there is a link from the bottom of all pages (footer) giving access to a list of languages available for Google Translation http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/languages
  • screen readers - all content is set up to work with a screen reader