Website Accessibility

Navigating using the keyboard - access keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts used to navigate to certain areas of the site. They are included for the assistance of users who may have difficulty using a mouse or other pointing device.

  • S – Skip navigation
  • 1 – Home page
  • 2 – What’s new
  • 3 – Site map
  • 4 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • 5 – Help
  • 6 – Complaints procedure
  • 7 – Terms and conditions
  • 8 – Feedback form
  • 9 – Access key details

How to use access keys

The BBC My Web My Way pages give guidance on how to use access keys in different browsers.

Resizing text

If the text is too small (or too big) for you to comfortably read then you can resize it accordingly using your browser settings. Instructions are given for the latest versions of major browsers below:

Internet Explorer

  • From the Page menu choose Text Size and choose the size you want. OR
  • Alternatively you can hold down the ctrl key and press the + key to increase the text size. Use the ctrl key with the - (minus) key to reduce the text size

Firefox

  • From the View menu choose Zoom. Select the appropriate option from the zoom menu. OR
  • Hold down the ctrl key and press the + key to increase the text size. Use the ctrl key with the - (minus) key to reduce the text size.

Opera

  • From the View menu choose Zoom. Select the appropriate option from the zoom menu. OR
  • Use the + key to increase the text size and the - minus key to reduce it.

Google Chrome

  • Hold down the ctrl key and press the + key to increase the text size. Use the ctrl key with the - (minus) key to reduce the text size.

Safari

  • From the View menu Select either Make Text Bigger or Make text smaller. OR
  • Use the Command key and + to increase text size. Use the Command key with - (minus) to reduce text size.

Changing the colour scheme

If you would benefit from changing the text and background colours for this site, information on how to do this using your browser settings is available on the BBC My Web My Way pages.

Website translation

You can translate this site into 57 different languages using our online translation service

Newark and Sherwood District Council is not responsible for the content or accuracy of external websites. You may need to install Language Packs to view some of the languages correctly.

Alternative format

If you would like to request content on our site in either large print format, an alternative language or on cd, please contact us and we can help you with this.

ReciteMe Accessibility toolbar

ReciteMe has a full range of tools and we briefly mention some of the most common below, you can get full information if required from the userguide on the tool bar

Audio: 

You can use the built in screenreader to listen to the content on the page,  you can choose whether you want a male or female voice. 

  • Back Button: Rewind to the previous paragraph of text 
  • Play Button: Click the Play button to read the text aloud. 
  • Forward Button: Skip forward to the next paragraph of text
  • You can record and download an audio file

Text Options

  • You can change the font type
  • as well as increase and decrease the font size
  • View in several text modes including plain text mode
  • Alter the margins of the page
  • Magnify your reading using the built in magnifier tool

Colour, Ruler & Screen Masking

  • Colour: Change the background, text and link colours via the colour theme option
  • Ruler: Click to enable the reading ruler
  • Screen Mask: Will create a letterbox for focused viewing of a section of the page

Dictionary, Translation & Magnifier

  • Dictionary: Highlight and click on this to find the definition of the word
  • Language: Translate text into over 100 different languages
  • Magnifier: Click and drag the magnifying glass to magnify text on the screen

Plain Text Mode, Margins & Audio Download

  • Text Mode: Remove images and view in plain text mode
  • Margins: Change the text dimensions by narrowing the width of the text column
  • Download Audio: Highlight the text then click the button to download text as an audio file

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Tab to move to the next toolbar button.
  • Shift+Tab to go backwards
  • Spacebar to select a button and to change toggles
  • ctrl+right - play next element
  • ctrl+left - Play previous element
  • ctrl+alt+p - play the current element
  • ctrl+alt+f - show font menu
  • ctrl+alt+c - show theme menu
  • ctrl+r - Enable/Disable ruler
  • ctrl+d - Enable/Disable dictionary
  • ctrl+l - Show translation languages
  • ctrl+x - Enable/Disable text-only mode
  • ctrl+m - Show page margin settings
  • ctrl+shift+o - Show/Disable settings menu
  • ctrl+s - Save settings

How you can help us to improve the site

If you do have any issues with this site please get in touch and we will fix any problems to make sure you can get the most out of the site.

We always need volunteers with disabilities to help test the site and let us know where we are inadvertently creating problems. If you wish to be involved please contact us by emailing customerservices@nsdc.info

Accessibility Statement (PDF File, 57kb)

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Castle House
Great North Road
Newark
Notts
NG24 1BY

01636 650000

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@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

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