Accessibility

We have worked hard to make this site accessible to a wide audience and to ensure a better experience for all users and all technologies. However we welcome any comments, suggestions or feedback you have; please feel free to Contact Us.

We have Browsealoud installed on our website. Developed by Texthelp, browsealoud is an easy-to-use technology that allows people to read online content with greater confidence. Website visitors with dyslexia, mild visual impairments, the ageing population and those with English as a Second Language can now source organisation information and services within the Leeds area.

Online content can be read aloud, with the option of using other supportive reading and translation features, including dual-colour highlighting of text, text magnification, a talking translator, an MP3 maker and screen masking. Website visitors can use browsealoud to translate the website into 78 languages. Currently, text to speech can be used on 35 of these languages. Just click the icon at the top right of the website.

The modern browsers we support (Firefox 3.6 and later, Internet Explorer 9 and later, Chrome (latest version) and Safari 4.x and later) feature in-built accessibility tools, including zoom and text-resizing.

You can change the text size or adjust the page zoom in your browser by following these instructions:

  • PC / Internet Explorer 9 From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size
  • PC / other browsers Increase page zoom: Hold down the CTRL key and press + ctrl+ Decrease page zoom: Hold down the CTRL key and press – ctrl-
  • Mac / all browsers Increase page zoom: Hold down the Command key and press + cmd+ Decrease page zoom: Hold down the Command key and press – cmd-

You can increase the text size slightly by using the widget to the left of the screen and alter the contrast and colour.

If you have accessibility needs, the BBC website provides useful information on how to make web browsing easier.  They explain in more detail the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you.