Little Waltham Parish Council wants to make sure this website is available and accessible to everyone so here is some guidance on how to make the website easier to use for you!

For the best experience we recommend that you download either Chrome or Firefox web browsers

Magnification and colours

To make the page and text larger you can press CTRL and + together and if you mouse has a scroll wheel you can press CTRL use the wheel to spin one way to zoom in and the other way to scroll out.

The best way to magnify the pages on this website is to access your browser settings and this will allow you to magnify text on all pages you visit.  In Chrome you can visit 'settings' and 'Appearance' which will enable you to magnify text, fonts and page sizes and is the best setting to use to enable the page to reflow easily.  This website can accomodate zoom and reflow of 300%.

You will find an expansion tab on the documents on this website which will enable you to enlarge its size. In order for the document to flow in the much larger size you will please need to download the document and then press ‘view’ ‘zoom’ ‘reflow’ to make sure it fits your screen.

You can change background colours in PDF documents as follows - Edit > Preferences > Accessibility > Replace document colours

Ease of use

All documents have been uploaded with bookmarks. Press the bookmarks tab and any arrows within that tab and you will find the headings in the document so you can navigate easily both using tabs and screen readers or just generally searching through a document.

Each document is set out with a clear font.

If you are using Adobe reader it has a ‘read out loud’ feature under the ‘view’ tab

Tools and plug ins for you to use

Alternative ways of getting magnification include using speed reading plug-in like Spreed for Google Chrome 

or using page de-clutter tools like Reader for FireFox or Mercury Reader for Chrome.

These allow you to control both text size and background colours.

You can change colours instantly using HighContrast for Chrome or NoSquint for FireFox. 

Navigation

You will be able to navigate the site using the keyboard.  The Parish Council is aware that it may be difficult to access certain forms using only the keyboard so if you are not able to access a form please feel free to contact the Clerk who will be happy to provide you with the document which will be fully navigable with headings and bookmarks.

Read more effectively 

Skim read a page via headings - HeadingsMap (FireFox) and HeadingsMap (Chrome) which extract all the headings and subheadings into a navigable list.

 

You can also download and use Tab focus when the visual indicator is hard to see. 

 

Listen to content

 

You can listen to page content using Google Selection Reader 

 

 

Any problems?

Little Waltham Parish Council wishes to be responsive to your needs so if you encounter any problems in accessing the website please let us know and we will try and address your issue! To contact us please email

littlewaltham@gmail.com