Some people find certain text and background colours difficult to read, while others prefer to have a specific colour such as white text on a black background. You can change the text and background colour using the accessibility controls below. Here you can also find more on how we make our website as accessible as possible.

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Browsealoud (found at the top of our website, and the bottom if viewing on a mobile device) provides you with an easy speech, reading and translation tool to help you access our website. It allows people with Dyslexia, Low Literacy, English as a Second Language, and those with mild visual impairments access to our information.

  • Speak mode reads the words on the page out loud for you
  • Translate allows you to translate the page into multiple languages
  • Screen mask sections off text to make it easier to follow
  • Text magnifier makes the text bigger and reads it out loud
  • Simplify removes images and extra formatting; you can also change the text size and background colour
  • You can also download an audio file

Browsealoud overview video

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External links in the related link boxes are denoted with a small arrow icon. This is particularly useful if you are using a screen reader.

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We have avoided using too many graphics within the website to ensure quick download times and to allow access to information which cannot be read as an image. Where images have been used we have added 'alt' tags - text alternatives so that you will still know what the image is meant to convey even if it does not load or if you've have chosen to browse with the images switched off or you are using an assistive technology like a screen reader to browse the webpage.

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We are constantly working to improve our accessibility features and would welcome your suggestions and comments.

If you find an accessibility or technical problem with any page on this site, please visit the Contact us page to let us know.

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There are a number of accessibility features which we are not able to resolve due to technical limitations with our website developer. We have listed them here for your information:

  • An 'italics' tag is used to denote certain symbols across the site. 
  • The Buckinghamshire County Council logo at the bottom right of each page has no alt text.
  • All links across the site should be in 'bold'