Website Help & Accessibility

This page details the different features we offer to help users with disabilities navigate the website. If you have any difficulties or find an area of the website particularly hard to use, please contact the Web Team or complete the Website Feedback Form.

Access Keys

Colour Contrast and Size

Listen to the Website

​Access Keys

The Broxtowe website uses the following access keys, which follow Government guidelines:

  • S - Skip Navigation
  • 1 - Home page
  • 3 - Site map
  • 6 - Help
  • 8 - Terms & Conditions
  • 9 - Feedback Form
  • 0 - Access Key Details


How to use these keys

PlatformHow To use Access Keys

Netscape/Mozilla - hold down the 'Alt' key and press the assigned key on the keyboard


Internet Explorer - do the same but also press the 'enter' key to navigate to a page

MacHold down the left-hand 'Control' key and press the assigned key on the keyboard


​Change Contrast & Size

Font Size & Type

The website's default paragraph font is currently set to 11pt using the Verdana font. If you wish to change any of these settings please use the buttons below.  These changes will be saved and will be used while you are on the Broxtowe website.


Colour Contrast

The website can be displayed in three different colour contrasts. These are listed below. Please select one to change the colour contrast. These changes will be saved and will be used while you are on the Broxtowe website.

​Listen To The Website

You can listen to the Council's webpages by using Speak It Plus, a free software that only required an internet connection, a sound card and speakers or headphones. Visit the Speak It Plus link to listen to this page. Select the text you wish to listen to and select the green 'Play' button to start reading the text at the top of the page.


You can listen to any of our pages by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking 'Listen to Page'

Speak It is able to read the following formats:

  • Word files (.doc)
  • HTML files (htm, html, asp, php, jsp)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • PDF files (.pdf)
  • ASCII text (.txt)



Read text

Read the text content

Read Links

Reads the link list

Stop Reading

Stops the reading

Save Sound

Saves the audio file on your computer

Go to Link Number

Enter number for the link and press the button to jump to specific link


Brightness / Contrast controls

Lightening Magnifier

Magnify the page


Presents the settings


Presents a help page


Removes the Speak IT plus frame

When you click on the Listen Here text the web browser will show two frames. In an upper frame a panel with buttons is shown. 

Contact Us

Customer Services

T: (0115) 917 7777
F: (0115) 917 3555

Page Last Updated: 25/08/2016