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Help with using this website and accessibility features

Mid Devon District Council endeavours to make this website as accessible as possible to everyone, including those with disabilities and those who use assistive technologies to browse the web. Some of the ways in which we strive to achieve this are as follows:

Text size

You can change the size of text using the "Text" +/- buttons in the top banner.

Or, you can follow these steps:

· Using Internet Explorer 6,7 and 8 (PC)

Choose View > Text Size and select your preferred text size.

· Using Internet Explorer for Mac

Choose Preferences > Web Browser > Language/Fonts select your preferred text size.

· Using Mozilla Firefox

Choose View > Text Size and select Increase or Decrease to select your preferred text size. Alternatively you can press Ctrl and + or - until the text is at your preferred size.

Colour contrast

You can change the colour contrast using the "Contrast" buttons in the top banner.

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

The following websites contain further information regarding accessibility software and resources.

· BBC My Web My Way

· Directgov Accessible technology

· RNIB - Web Access Centre


Translation into different languages

You can use the "Google Translate" buttons, which can be found at the foot of the front page or at the bottom of the left-hand column on all other pages.

For more information

See Directgov Accessible technology and RNIB - Web Access Centre websites.