Accessibility

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Disabled Access to  Libraries and other buildings

If you are thinking of  paying a visit to one of East Renfrewshire's libraries,  please check out  the Access Guide website.
This provides detailed information of how accessible buildings are for disabled visitors.

Web Accessibility -  software and services

We have attempted to comply fully with web accessibility guidelines and Portal to the Past web site is fully  AA compliant (Priority 1,2).

Screen Readers

We are Browsealoud enabled. This software will read websites out to you and highlight words as they are read out.

Browsealoud is a free download that  works on either Windows of Macs. 

Download the free plugin for the browsealoud text reader from the external websites area on this page.

Access Keys

These are keyboard shortcuts that allow you to navigate through the web site without using a pointing devices such as a mouse.
This web site uses the UK Government access key system
The following information summarises each of the keyboard shortcut commands available :

S - Skip Navigation
C - Skip to Content

1 - Home Page
2 - What's On
3 - Site Map
4 - Search
6 - Help
9 - Contact / Feedback form
0 - Access Options

Using Access Keys in your Browser

Browser : Internet Explorer 5+ (PC) - Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Browser :  Internet Explorer 4 (PC) - Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Browser : Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac) - Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Browser : Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac) - Access keys are not supported
Browser :  Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac) - Access keys are not supported
Browser : Netscape 7 (PC) - Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Browser : Firefox, Mozilla (PC) - Hold down the ALT & SHIFT key and press the number of the access key
Browser : Firefox, Mozilla (Mac) - Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Browser : Safari and Omniweb (Mac) - Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Browser : Opera - Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey

Text size

This site also provides the option to change the text size to small, medium or large. . This can be over ridden quite easily by using the browser controls.