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This page details the different accessibility features of our website. We understand that Council services and information must be offered on equal terms to all our community and have designed the site accordingly. We are committed to providing our online services to all sections of the community in adherence with Government guidelines.


Browsealoud is free-to-download software that allows websites to be speech-enabled. See our Browsealoud page for more details.

Font Size

You can quickly change the font size on our site by using the A++ and A-- Keys at the top right of the homepage.

If you have difficulty reading the text on our web pages you can adjust your browser settings in order to make this easier for you. Some of the information here is taken from the Web Accessibility Initiative's website.

Browser options for changing font size

Most Web browsers include functionality to let you increase or decrease the text in a Web page. For example, to increase text size:

Browser Instructions
Google Chrome Menu button > Settings > Show Advanced Settings... > Web Content section
Internet Explorer View > Text Size
Mozilla Firefox Menu button or Tools > Options > Content tab > Fonts & Colours section
Mobile browser options for changing font size
Browser Instructions
Google Chrome - Android Menu button > Settings > Accessibility
Mozilla Firefox - Android Menu button > Display
Blackberry browser Blackberry button > Options > Web Content

Access keys

These apply to the main navigation and top level section pages. Hold down the alt key and press:

S –  skip navigation
1 – home page
3 – site map
4 – search
6 – frequently asked questions (FAQ)
7 – complaints/contact us
8 – disclaimer
0 – accessibility
Z – A to Z of services
NB: You must then press enter to take you to each of these sections

Different browsers have slightly different settings when it comes to access keys. If you are unsure please look at the table below.

 Browser  Modifier
Google Chrome

 Alt on Windows, FreeBSD, and Linux

(Note: ⇧ Shift is required in some circumstances) Ctrl + ⌥ Opt on Mac

Firefox PC  SHIFT + ALT (Windows) Ctrl + Opt (Mac)
Internet Explorer below v8  Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Internet Explorer 8+  Alt
Safari 3

 Ctrl for Mac

Alt for Windows

Safari 4 or higher  Ctrl+⌥ Opt on Mac Alt on Windows

Language and Translation 

Please click on the links below to have the website translated into another language.

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 Telugu  Thai  Turkish  Ukrainian
 Urdu  Vietnamese  Welsh  Yiddish


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