Accessibility Tools

Assistance with using our Website and Accessibility Features.

Torridge District Council strongly believes in making this website as accessible as possible for everyone, including those with disabilities and for those that use or want to know about assistive technologies to browse the internet.

Please have a look at the following pages to view information on ways in which we try to achieve this.

Access Keys

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t top of page
1 Home page
3 Site Map
4 Search
0 This page

Note: To use these keys

For the Windows-based platform: if the browser is Netscape/Mozilla etc, hold down the 'Alt' key and press the assigned key on the keyboard; if the browser is Internet Explorer, do the same as for Netscape, but also press the 'enter' key to navigate to a page.

For the Macintosh platform, hold down the left-hand 'Control' and press the assigned key on the keyboard. (eg. Control-1 navigates to the home page.)

Screen Readers

A screen reader is a program which reads out the information displayed on your computer to you. Screen Readers can be useful to enable blind and partially sighted people to browse the internet and carry out other tasks using their computer.

There are a variety of Screen Readers available, but a free one can be obtained from ScreenReader.net

The Aidis Trust

The Aidis Trust was founded in 1975 to help disabled people communicate more easily and effectively through technology.  Please visit their website by clicking on their link to the right of this page to learn more.

Text Size

How to easily change the text size on this website

You can easily increase or decrease the text size on our website through any of the following ways:

Internet Explorer / Mozilla FireFox

1.    From the menu bar at the top of your screen chose View then Text Size and select your preferred text size.


2.    Hold down the Ctrl key (usually located in the bottom left hand corner of your keyboard) and press the + or - key to resize the text to your desired size.


If you have a mouse with central 'scroll wheel' on the top you can hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and use the scroll wheel to size the text to your preferred size.

Documents and Software

Information on the document formats used on the Torridge District Council website.

Our website provides large and complex documents using Adobe's Portable Document Format or PDF file format for short.

To view and print PDF files you need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC.  Click on the image below to download this software which is completely free.

Get Adobe Reader

  • Access Keys

    These are keyboard shortcuts that enable the user to navigate pages without the use of a Mouse.