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Accessibility

This web site has been developed to work with all browsers on all platforms and be accessible to and usable to all visitors. Our web team is constantly working to improve the quality and accessibility of the website.

Text Relay
Readability
Translation and Interpreting


Access keys

You can use UK Government Access keys on this site. This allows you to use your keyboard to navigate quickly to key pages, wherever you are on the site.

S = Skip to content (avoid page navigation button and text at the top of pages)
1 = Go to Home Page
0 = Go to Accessibility Page

Microsoft Windows (most browsers)

To use an access key on a computer running Microsoft Windows in most browsers, hold down the alt key on your keyboard, and press your chosen key from the list below. You may then have to press the return key on your keyboard to activate the link.

Internet Explorer 7 and above - hold down 'Alt' and press the relevant letter/number key, then press 'Enter'.

Mozilla Firefox - hold down 'Shift' and 'Alt' and press the relevant letter/number key.

Chrome - hold down 'Alt' and press the relevant letter/number key.

Opera - hold down shift and escape, release both keys and press the relevant letter/number key.

Apple Macintosh

To use an access key on an Apple Macintosh computer, hold down the ctrl key on your keyboard, and press your chosen access key.

The access keys available on this site, when enabled, are:

Mozilla Firefox - press <CTRL> and the relevant letter/number key.

Safari 3 - press <CTRL> and the relevant letter/number key, Safari 4 and higher <CTRL> + 'Option' and the relevant letter/number key.

Chrome - hold down <CTRL> and 'Option' and press the relevant letter/number key.

Opera - hold down shift and escape, release both keys and press the relevant letter/number key.

Text Relay

If you would like to contact someone within the Council and you have speech difficulties, then you can contact the council using the Contact the Customer Services Team form

If you have a text phone you may wish to contact us through Text Relay.

Readability

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 web site is not an obstacle to its usability and readability.

If necessary, text can be made larger by doing the following:

Hold down <CTRL> and press '+' to increase the font size or hold down <CTRL> and press '-' to decrease the font size. Hold down <CTRL> and press '0' to return the browser back to the default font size. This is supported by the following browsers:

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

PDF Documents

PDF documents have been used throughout the web site, usually opening in a new browser window. To enable the viewing and downloading (saving) of these documents you will require Adobe Reader.

The latest version of Adobe Reader includes accessibility support for people with visual impairment or motor disabilities.

You can download Adobe Reader free of charge from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
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