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Accessibility

Our new website is designed to be fully accessible to all users, through compliance to the latest web standards W3C.

Active Cumbria is committed to providing its online services to all sections of the public, in line with the current Disability Discrimination Act.

One of our key objectives in designing this site has been to make it easily accessible to as many people as possible in Cumbria. We hope the site is straightforward to navigate using a text-only browser or a speech browser navigation using a keyboard rather than a mouse.

Because we are aiming to make as many of the documents as possible published by the County Council available through this site, we cannot check in detail whether all site contents are fully accessible. Also, we can only be certain that the core site design meets all access needs when we have had feedback from a wide range of users.

We would therefore be especially interested to hear from site users who have special access needs about their experience of using the site.

Changing your text size

Instructions can be found below to change the text size for the most popular Internet browsers.

Windows keyboard shortcuts

  • Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
  • Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
  • Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Macintosh keyboard shortcuts

  • Press Cmd and + to increase the size
  • Press Cmd and - to decrease the text size
  • Press Cmd and 0 to go back to the default size

Mozilla Firefox and Netscape

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Text Size from the drop down menu. From here you can increase or decrease the text size to suit your preference.

Safari

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller from the drop down menu.

Opera

Go to the View menu at the top of your browser window and select Zoom from the drop down menu. From here you can choose an appropriate percentage.


If you are having difficulty reading this website then please click Page on your toolbar and then either text size or zoom.

Alternatively, press control and then use your scrolling wheel on your mouse to change the font size.

For more detailed information you can also look at the bbc website for accessibility help information.