We have made every effort to make this website accessible to all users. We tested the site during its development with extensive help from the Kent Association for the Blind to ensure it was accessible to people with visual impairments who access the internet via a range of assertive technologies.
The web pages will look and function as intended at a minimum display setting of 1024 x 768 pixels.
This site will also recognise when it is being accessed by most portable devices, such as smart phones and tablet devices, and should resize to fit the available screen size. In doing so some of the graphics and menus are stripped out or amended to optimise the viewer experience.
Jump to Content link
In the top left of the screen we have included a 'Jump to Content' link. This will take visitors who use assertive software straight to the main content area of the page, avoiding the need to go through the navigation menus, breadcrumb and other links.
To aid in the navigation of our website, we have enabled several access keys (short cut keys) to some of the most popular pages. These access keys can be used on nearly all pages within the website.
Our access keys are:
s - Skip Navigation/Jump to Content
h - Skip Navigation/Jump to Content
1 - Home page
2 - News
3 - Site map
4 - Search
6 - Help
8 - Privacy & Cookie information
9 - Contact us
0 - Accessibility
Depending on which browser you are using, the access key combination may vary. We have listed the common ones below:
Internet Explorer: Alt + Access Key then Enter
Firefox: Alt + Shift + Access Key
Chrome: Alt (+ Shift in some cases) + Access Key
Firefox: Control (+ Option in some cases) + Access Key
Chrome: Control + Option + Access Key
More information on using access keys with other browsers can be found on the Wikipedia Access Key page.
There is a text only option on the website. This is located in the menu bar that runs along the top of each web page. This will remove all images from the website and present the information purely as text.
To revert back to the normal mode from text mode click on the link 'Back to Main Site' link in the top left hand corner of the screen.
The text size can be increased or decreased as necessary using the text links on the bar running across the top of the screen. You can view the site in three text sizes by clicking on the small, medium or large A letters.
The size our website resizes the text to is:
Small A - 11px (pixels)
Medium A - 14px
Large A - 16px
You can also change the font size of the text via your internet browser. Use the help link on your browser to find out the best way to do this.
Tell us what you think
If you are a person with a disability or you are having trouble using our website, please tell us about your experience. Please contact our Communications Team who manage this site e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01732 227414.