This web site sets out to follow the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) Guidelines.
We are actively working towards our goal of compliance with level AA for all our web site content.
This site supports the option for users to change the size of the text using the resize option in their browser.
It is possible to change the colour of body text and the background colours used on the site. Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser.
If you have difficulty in reading on-screen text then our site has been speech enabled for use with Browsealoud software. This free software will allow you to have our site "read" to you - download the free Browsealoud software
Many of the Council's leaflets and application forms are available on the site for downloading. Most of these documents are in PDF format which means they can only be viewed using Adobe Reader. This software is available free of charge from the Adobe Web site
All PDF documents on this site will open in a new Web browser window. After viewing or printing the document, you can close the browser window to return to your initial page.
Newer versions of Adobe Reader contain many capabilities specifically designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to read PDF files, you may want to make sure you have the most recent version of this software. An Accessible Adobe Reader download and further information on accessing PDFs with Assistive Technology is available from the Adobe Reader Accessibility site.
All links to other web sites will open in new browser windows.