Printed Date: 20/12/2014

Accessibility

Our site is built using W3C valid HTML 4 and CSS. All pages can be viewed as a graphic page and text only page (by using the links at the bottom of each page).

We aim to meet or exceed the standards listed in W3C/WAI Level 'AA' guidelines.  We have avoided using excessive graphics for the use of portraying information and alternative (alt tags) text equivalents have been provided with all images.

Help with using the site

Our site can be navigated using the simple system of menus we have made available on the top and on the left of each page. The top menu is your primary navigation bar from which you can access our main pages and services.

The left hand menu is our secondary navigation bar from which you can access our secondary pages. Both menu systems use access keys (click here to learn more).

Text Size/Colour
Standard
Large
Largest
Our site supports the changing of text size and colour via your internet browser. The method in which you achieve this will depend on your specific browser. To find out what browser you are using, click 'Help' and then 'About' and the version and release number will be listed.

Internet Explorer 7

In your toolbar select "Page" followed by "Text size" and change to your preference. Internet Explorer 7 also allows you to zoom the page as a whole. Select "Page" followed by "Zoom" and adjust to your preference, or use the keys "CTRL" and + or - at the same time. "CTRL" and "0" (zero) will reset the zoom.

Internet Explorer 5.5, 6

In your toolbar select "View" followed by "Text size" and change to your preference.

Firefox

In your toolbar select "View" followed by "Text size" and change to your preference or press the keys "CTRL" and + or - at the same time. "CTRL" and "0" (zero) will reset the text size.

Netscape

In your toolbar select "View" followed by "Text size" and change to your preference or press the keys "CTRL" and + or - at the same time. "CTRL" and "0" (zero) will reset the text size

Access Keys

Access keys allow you to navigate through the pages of this site without using a mouse.

Our access keys are split into two main categories, which correspond to the two navigation categories outlined in 'Help with using the site'.

1 - Home
2 - Borough
3 - Leisure Centre
4 - Membership
5 - Careers

About Us

Browsers and what you need to do:

Internet Explorer 5+ (PC): Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER

Internet Explorer 4 (PC): Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key

Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac): Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key

Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac): Access keys are not supported

Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac): Access keys are not supported

Netscape 7 (PC): Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key

Firefox 2, Mozilla (PC): Hold down the ALT + SHIFT key and press the number of the  access key

Firefox, Mozilla (Mac): Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key

Safari and Omniweb (Mac): Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key

Opera: Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey

Speech Reader

Throughout the site we have used logical semantic mark up to structure our pages and information in a consistent and straightforward manner. Users with screen readers should have no difficulty in browsing the site's content. Tables have been used only for tabular data and contain a summary and column headings.

Other languages

This website appears in English only.

For non-English speaking communities, please download Google Chrome » and use the 'Translate' function.

Once downloaded, a button will appear in your browser's toolbar. Click the 'Translate' icon to translate a webpage page.

If the language of a webpage is different to that which you have chosen for your Google Chrome settings, a 'Translate' banner will appear at top of page. Click this and all the text will appear in your selected language.

Tell us what you think

We are committed to providing a fully accessible service and as such we welcome feedback with regards to our website's accessibility. If you experience any unnecessary difficulty with this site or have any suggestions to how we can further improve our service we would like to hear from you.