Garden waste and recycling (glass, cans and plastic) services: We are working hard to get these services resumed and will announce a resumption date as soon as we can. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank customers for their patience. Domestic waste, paper/card and trade waste collections remain unaffected by the changes. More details here.
Website accessibility and document readers
We have built this new website with accessibility in mind. It has a number of features to meet the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.0 standards requiring sites to be perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.
As a result we have used
- a clear and simple design with a sharp contrast
- easy navigation
- compatibility with screen readers and other devices as well as browser extensions
- 'alt-text' on items by default
- functionality which does not require a mouse
- responsive design allowing increase in font
- slide galleries with an at least three second rotation
- use of html components to allow easy migration
Browser extensions and online help
The BBC's My Web My Way website provides lots of information on how to enhance the experience for computer users with disabilities.
There is also more information on how to use the accessibility features in the Microsoft software.
How do I read documents which can be downloaded on the Allerdale Borough Council website?
There are a number of documents which are available to download on this website. Most will open automatically with readers already installed on your computer or mobile device.
However, if there is a document which is in a format which you haven't got, you can find the links to download the free readers below: