Northumberland County Council is committed to
producing accessible and usable on-line services. This site
has been designed to be accessible and usable by the widest
audience possible. Northumberland County Council engaged the
services of Ability Net to help assist with the layout and
functionality of this site. We hold regular sessions with residents
to check usability and accessibility of the site.
The pages of this site comply with most priority 1, 2 and 3
checkpoints of WCAG 1.0.
This site should function in most contemporary standards
compliant browsers regardless of platform.
How to change your Browser Settings
Although additional functionality has been included to allow you
to change the text size of the font used and the contrast of the
foreground and background colours, the ability to change the way
your internet browser displays this site is better controlled
within the browser itself. The BBC have created a very useful
tutorial which explains how to change your settings
to suit your preferences within the software you use.
The following options allow you to alter the size of the screen
font or the colour scheme used.
Options for Changing Font Size
The option for resizing the font is display on the top right
menu of the website
Change font size to Large
Change font size to Extra Large
Reset the font size to default
Options for Changing Page contrast
The primary background colour used on this website is white and
the primary text colour is black, providing a high contrast. Text
links are highlighted in blue. By clicking on any of the colour
combinations and text sizes below you can customise the website to
be more legible to suit your own needs.
This option will leave a cookie on your computer for each
accessibility option, so we can make sure you get the same settings
next time you visit us.
This website can be translated into a number of different
languages using Google translate or Intertran. Unfortunately some
languages cannot be translated but we have provided a one page
document explaining how to receive further information in that
Click here for a full list of
If you you require more information about accessiblity of the
site please contact