Listen to our website
We have teamed up with Texthelp Systems to provide a service which gives our visitors
the chance to listen to the Local Directory. All you have to do is simply click
on the link below to listen to our website.
Listen to our website
Changing colours, font, text size and other settings
All modern browsers allow you to change colours and font sizes. We’ve tried to create
a site which doesn’t get in the way when you change these settings
For advice on changing settings, check out the BBC’s accessibility pages
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Some documents on our site are available in a PDF format, this helps us to preserve
the original format securely in a relatively small file size. In order to view the
document you will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader which is freely available to download
Websites must by law be accessible, and should meet the Web Accessibility Initiative
(WAI) standards on accessibility. In the same way that we have made changes to our
buildings to make them more accessible to people with disabilities, we have made
changes to our website.
Local Directory website
The Local Directory website aims to be both accessible and usable to all that need
information from it.
Our aim is to provide customers with equal access to information and services. Accessibility
has been paramount since the design stage and we have taken steps to ensure we take
into account the needs of different people.
We have followed guidance and standards by the Government, and our pages conform
to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. The Accessibility Guidelines
explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance
to these Guidelines helps to make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities
and benefits all users.
There may be a few pages which may not comply fully to the above guidelines. We
are continuously carrying out work to improve these pages so that we conform to
Use of maps
Some of our information is based on maps and unfortunately due to the graphical
nature maps we are unable to provide an alternative accessible format.
Tell us about accessibility problems
We are constantly working to improve the accessibility of this site and would welcome
your suggestions and comments so that we can continuously improve access for everyone.
Tell us about any accessibility problems