There are a number of accessibility features on this website that you can use to suit your visual and hearing needs. The accessibility features are at the top of the web page, as shown below:
I am blind
If you are blind, we recommend using a screen reader as it provides full accessibility and easier navigation.
If you do not have a screen reader, you can navigate our website using the BrowseAloud tool, which reads the contents of the webpage out to you. The BrowseAloud option is located at the top right of the website next to the accessibility option. It looks like this:
However, you may need a friend/family/member of staff to help activate the BrowseAloud option for you first. To access the BrowseAloud toolbar click on the icon at the top right hand side of the screen. Once the BrowseAloud toolbar is displayed, it can be dragged to any part of the webpage.
On the BrowseAloud toolbar, you have two options:
- Click on the “play selection” option to have the current page read out to you (Image)
- Click on the “MP3 maker” option to download an audio version of the page so you can take it away with you on an external storage device or download it to your computer to listen to it later. (Image)
I am partially sighted
If you are partially sighted, you can you can navigate the website using the BrowseAloud tool, which reads the contents of the webpage out to you. The BrowseAloud option is located at the top right of the website next to the accessibility option and it looks like this:
You may need a friend/family/member of staff to help activate the BrowseAloud option for you first. Once the BrowseAloud toolbar is displayed, it can be dragged to any part of the webpage.
On the BrowseAloud toolbar the 'Hover to speak mode' provides an option to read out the content wherever you have hovered your mouse on.
Along with the Hover to speak mode, you can use the “Text magnifier” option to make it easier to access the content on our website.
To further improve accessibility to our content, you can apply a screen mask by selecting the “Screen mask” option. The screen mask helps with focus and increases the contrast of highlighted content.
I am Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Sign Video Interpreting service (BSL)
If you use British Sign Language (BSL) you can contact Camden Council using our SignVideo Web Access, an online sign language interpreting service. The service is available between 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays and will require a webcam.
To use SignVideo Web Access for the first time, you may need to download a live plug-in to enable good video quality and ensure security. Please follow the instructions once you have loaded the SignVideo Web Access page.
For troubleshooting and technical guidance, please contact email@example.com or call 020 8463 1120.
Texmee is an online textphone service that allows you to send text messages on a website or a mobile app. To use Texmee on your mobile, download the TexMee app from the relevant app store on your mobile. The Texmee looks like this:
Once the app is installed, select the service for Camden Council. The service is accessible between Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 6pm except for Bank Holidays.
To use TexMee on a website, click on the textphone link.
More about Browsealoud accessibility toolbar
Browsealoud can improve accessibility to our website content in multiple ways. You can choose to watch, hear or read (with captions switched on), the information in the following video to learn more on how it may be able to help you.
Additional accessibility options
Translate into different languages
You can use Google Language at the top of the page to change to a preferred language. Click "Select language" from the dropdown list and choose your chosen language. The Google Language icon looks like this:
Larger text size
To make the text larger, scroll up to the top of the page and click on the three A icons shown at the top right of the screen.
To change the colour contrast of the text, scroll up to the top of the page and click on either the black or white C.
Further information on accessibility options
The Royal National Institute of Blind People have information about how phones, tablets and desktops have accessibility settings that are available to make it easier for people with low or no vision to use them.
If you have any questions or suggestions to improve accessibility of this site please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.