We've designed this website to be accessible and easy to use by anyone, whatever their age, background, access device or level of ability or disability. This page describes the website's various accessibility features.
New look website
In August 2009 we launched a new look website.
You can change the screen size, reducing the number of words per line, by grabbing the grey bar at the bottom right-hand side of the site.
Changing text size
Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you are using Internet Explorer, go to the menu at the top of the browser window and select View, from the list of options, select Text Size. You will see a side menu open up; select the size you wish to view the website in.
Firefox allows the text size to be changed with keyboard shortcuts:
Press Ctrl and + to increase the size.
Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size.
Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size.
Apple Mac – Safari
For a computer using Safari on a Macintosh operating system:
Press Cmd and + to increase the size.
Press Cmd and - to decrease the size.
Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size.
Styles, fonts and colours
Internet Explorer users should click on Tools, Internet options and then the Colours, Fonts or Accessibility buttons.
If you are using Firefox, go to the menu at the top of the browser window and select Tools, Options and then Content where you will be able to change the font, its size and colour.
Access to Council services
You can also read details about how people with various disabilities or limited understanding of English can gain access to Council services.
To support people with disabilities or special needs, this website contains lots of features which make it easy to use for people with various disabilities and special needs. This includes people who have difficulty:
- seeing or reading text on a screen
- using a mouse
- using a keyboard.
Also, this website works well on non-standard access devices such as screen readers, braille readers, smart phones and other handheld devices.
This website has been Browsealoud enabled. Browsealoud reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online.
To use Browsealoud simply follow the link below and download the software.
Last updated : 11/08/2009