Accessibility

The Harlow Council Website has been designed with accessibility in mind. The website is constructed using Drupal.

Document help for people with visual disabilities

Adobe Accessibility is a resource designed to help people with visual disabilities work more effectively with Acrobat software. Please visit the Adobe website for further information: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/reader.html

Images

Where images have been used we have added 'Alt' tags - text alternatives so that you can still read what the image is meant to convey if you are using something like a screen reader to read the web page rather than view.

Text resize

We have been careful to make sure that we haven't fixed the size of the textual information on the web site so that visitors who wish to can alter the font size on the screen to make it easier to read.

There are text resize buttons within the ROKTalk toolbar (Text to Speech) at the top right of every web page to increase or decrease font size. It is also possible to increase the size of the whole website by holding down the Ctrl key on the bottom left hand row of the keyboard whilst using the scroll wheel on the mouse to increase (or decrease) the size of the page.

Text to speech

The buttons within the ROKTalk toolbar (Text to Speech) at the top right of every web page can provide an audio reading of parts of the website you have highlighted.

Translations

The buttons within the ROKTalk toolbar (Text to Speech) at the top right of every web page can provide an audio translation of parts of the website you have highlighted.

Background colour

The buttons within the ROKTalk toolbar (Text to Speech) at the top right of every web page allow you to change the background colour of the website.

ROKTalk toolbar

Information on how to use the ROKTalk toolbar is available within the toolbar itself or by visiting http://www.roktalk.co.uk/user-guide.html. When you click on the toolbar it opens to use, which will remain available on screen to use on this website until you click on the toolbar to close.