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Pembrokeshire County Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to a wide range of users, and works continually to improve its services and content.

This site has been designed with accessibility in mind taking in to consideration various web standards and government guidelines.

Access keys

Pembrokeshire County Council's website supports access keys.

Access keys are designed to help users who may have difficulty in using pointing devices. The following are available on this site:

1 - Pembrokeshire home page - What's New
2 - Press releases
3 - Site map
8 - Terms and conditions, includes disclaimer and copyright statement
9 - Feedback form
0 - Accessibility (this page)

At the time of writing the following browsers support access keys:

Microsoft Windows  
Microsoft Internet Explorer: hold ALT down and press the key, then press ENTER 
Firefox, Mozilla : hold ALT and SHIFT down and press the key 
Opera: Hold down the SHIFT key and press ESCAPE, release both keys, then press the number of the access key
Google Chrome (only version 3 or higher): Hold down ALT and press the key


Apple Macintosh

Safari: hold CONTROL down and press the key
Microsoft Internet Explorer: hold CONTROL down and press the key
Firefox, Mozilla: Hold down the CTRL key and press the key

Google Chrome (only version 3 or higher): Hold down Ctrl + Option and press the key.


A comprehensive list of different browsers and access key shortcuts can be found on - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_key


Text size and zoom

For people who find the information difficult to read, it is possible to change the size of the text on most web browsers. On current browsers it is also possible to zoom the whole page, increasing the size but leaving the formatting in tact.

Alternatively, use the browser options listed below:

Internet explorer

Go to the 'View' option on the top menu bar and select 'Text Size' and the size best suited. To zoom the page either select it in the 'Zoom' menu that is under 'View' or use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl and + to zoom in and Ctrl and - to zoom out.


Select 'View' on the top menu bar then scroll down to 'Zoom' and choose 'Zoom in'. You can also use the shortcut by holding Ctrl and pressing + or Command and + on a Mac. There is also an option that can be checked to just increase the text size.

Google Chrome

To zoom in and out click on the settings menu (indicated by the spanner icon on the top right. It's on that menu with a plus and minus sign. Alternatively the shortcut is Ctrl and + to zoom in and Ctrl and - to zoom out.

To increase the general font size go to 'Settings' followed by 'Options', select the under the bonnet menu and once can change the general font size of content under the 'Web Content' heading.


Select 'View' on the top menu bar then zoom and choose a Percentage %. You can also just press + or 0 on the keyboard, Command and + on a Mac.


Select 'View' on the top menu bar, then select 'Make Text Bigger'.

Contrast settings: Normal, High, Muted

For advice on visibility related accessibility issues the BBC has comprehensive guides for users about things you can change on your system.


Site Map

All the articles listed in the left hand menu can be accessed in a listed page by visiting the 'Site Map' on our Website. Follow the link on the right of the footer at the bottom of the page or use access key 3.

Text Only view

This site has a Text Only view in order to display information simply. Just click the 'Text Only' link on the top of the screen.

Alternative text for images

For every image that is used on the page we also give an alternative text description of the image. This is helpful when using screen readers such as Jaws and for people who have chosen not to display images in their browsers.

For more advice on screen readers and talking browsers the BBC has some advice on different options - http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/blind_index.shtml

For making your computer speak text aloud visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/speak_text/


A PDF is a type of electronic document and has been used by many organisations and governments internationally. The main advantage of this format is that it can be displayed and printed on many platforms, by using a free viewing program which can be downloaded at the Adobe Web Site (opens new window). The information contained in PDF documents also remains un-editable,  protecting the integrity of the document.

Viewing a PDF

To view a PDF you need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free program available from the Adobe Web Site (opens new window).



There are some features on this website that are JavaScript based, such as the promotional banners or the alternate contrast settings. Your browser will probably have JavaScript enabled by default but if you wish to turn it on or off browser specific instructions are detailed below.



Adobe Flash Player

Some features of this site utilise the Adobe Flash Plugin such as the video player and PDF/image viewer 'Issuu'. It is required to have Adobe Flash Player to view them. Adobe Flash is on most current browsers by default however the newest version can be found at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

BBC My web way.

The BBC have a variety of general website accessibility advice for different operating systems / browsers on their website.

For visibility issues - http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/vision_index.shtml

For screen reader information or making your browser talk - http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/blind_index.shtml

For reading problems - http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/words_index.shtml

For mobility issues - http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/movement_index.shtml

BBC My web way - Browse all guides.



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