Accessibility

Accessibility

This website is best viewed using Internet Explorer version 7 or above or Firefox version 3 or above.

We've designed our website to be accessible to all. We aim to conform to the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 at double-A level.

Visit the BBC for hints on how to make surfing even easier

Moving around

You can move to different pages by using the menu bar on the left of each page. 

Keyboard shortcuts – we have set up keyboard shortcuts to help users navigate the site. For example, pressing 'Alt' and 1 will return you to the home page. For more details visit see Access keys below. 

The ‘breadcrumb’ at the top of the page shows where you are in the site. You can click on the links to move page.

You can return to the home page by clicking on the Council logo at any time, or on ‘Home’ in the breadcrumb.

Access keys

All site functions can be accessed using the keyboard only. Shortcut keys allow fast navigation to important pages. Access keys work when pressed in combination with other keys. The combination depends on which browser you are using.

PC: Internet Explorer 5+, PC: Netscape 6 and Mozilla Firefox
Hold down Alt and press the access key. Alt + left arrow takes you back to the previous page (as does the browser back button)

Mac: Internet Explorer 5+
Hold down Ctrl and press access key

S  Skip navigation - #skip 

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Downloading documents

This site uses the Adobe Acrobat format (also known as PDF format) for some large or complex documents.

To view these you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. This software is free to download.

Adobe provides advice on accessibility for those who have difficulty viewing documents in Adobe Acrobat format.