A municipal web site has a large variety of visitors. It is important that all people, regardless of functional limitations and needs, can take part of the information on our web site. Partille municipality is continuously working with making the web site as accessible as possible.
Accessibility is not only for the blind
Blind and visually impaired are large target groups when it comes to accessibility, but accessibility is much more than that. Accessibility on the web is about building web sites that work regardless of which web browser or operating system the visitor uses, and regardless of whether he or she has a functional limitation, or not. It is about meeting people’s different backgrounds and needs.
Legible version (Lättläst)
To make the reading of our web site easier, we have created an alternative part of the web site, called Legible (Lättläst). When a page is available in a Legible (Lättläst) version, the link ”Lättläst” is placed in the top of the web page.
Modify the size of the text
On our web site, it is possible to modify the size of the text. The easiest way to do this is via the settings in the web browser. If you are using Internet Explorer, you go to the menu View> Text Size or Page > Text Size and then choose larger or smaller text. If you are using Firefox, you go to the menu Show > Zoom and choose Zoom in or Zoom out.
A hotkey is a combination of keystrokes. Using hotkeys, you can easily navigate on the web site without using the mouse. Hold down Alt (PC) or Ctrl (Mac) and press the following, followed by ENTER, on some:
0 – About the web site, accessibility information
1 – Start page
2 – News
3 – Site map
7 – Contact
Browsealoud is an aid that makes the web talk. The function reads up web pages, pdf-files, word documents, saves read out speech as mp3, and marks the text that is read out. The use of Browsealoud is free of charge.
To use the functionality, a few simple installations, that do not take many minutes to perform, are needed. All you need to do to get started is to download and save a program on your computer. The program then, automatically, acknowledges which sites that work with Browsealoud.
The user can also perform personalised settings of rate of reading, colouration and how you wish that the reading should be displayed – as a subtitle or by marking or enhancing word by word on the page.
With Browsealoud our web site becomes accessible to more people, for example to the visually impaired, dyslectics or people with another functional limitation.
To the right there is everything you need to get started. There you can download the software, read about how it works and there is also a list over the most frequent questions regarding Browsealoud.
This web site contains so called cookies. There are two kinds of cookies. One of the kinds stores a file on your computer that contains information to facilitate for you as a visitor to the web page. The other kind is called session cookies and is among other things used in the Search function on the web site.
If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer you can change the settings in your web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, and so on), so that it does not save cookies.