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Rochford District Council recognises its responsibilities and obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act and strives to provide the best possible service to all in the community.

The site's layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired. It is compatible with popular screen reading software. If you have difficulties using a mouse, the site can be navigated using only a keyboard.

Below are some of the measures we have taken to ensure the accessibility of this website.


We have enabled our web site to be used with Browsealoud software. Speech enabling our web site provides an additional way of accessing content for people who find it hard to read. This includes those with dyslexia or learning difficulties, those for whom English is not their first language, or anyone with a mild visual impairment.

Browsealoud is free to download and users have control over the voice, word pronunciations and speech highlighting. Download the Browsealoud plugin

Standards compliance

In accordance with the technical guidelines of UK Cabinet Office e-Government handbook:

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If you have any difficulty in reading the content of the site in it's default design, you may like to try changing the underlying style to the text only alternative we provide. Your preferences will be saved into a cookie and applied to all pages on this site.

The link for this can be found at the top of pages and its called "Text Only"

How are we doing?

Please let us know of any accessibility issues you encounter whilst using our web site by sending an email using this form