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

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

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

How to use these 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


Hold 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 12pt using the Titillium 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)

Task Action
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
Claroview Brightness / Contrast controls
Lightening Magnifier Magnify the page
Settings Presents the settings
Help Presents a help page
Exit 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.


Web Team
tel: 0115 917 3684