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This site has been designed to be as usable as possible for Screen Readers, keyboard-only use and text-only browsers. Details of the accessibilty features provided on the site are given below. For more general help about the design, navigation and page features please visit our help page.

Skip Navigation

Each page on the site has a link which allows you to jump directly to the content on the page and ignore any navigation links. Users of a standard browser with images switched on will not see this link.

Browser Settings

You can easily use your own preferences for browsing.

You can change the font size of all the text by changing the web browser settings in 'View' - 'Text Size'.

You can also use your own style sheet to change the colours and styles used.

For further details please select the appropriate link for the browser you are using:

File Downloads

Most of the files which are available to download from the site are provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. To view these files you will need to have the Acrobat Reader software. You can download Adobe Reader from Adobe's website.

Adobe's website also provides information on Accessibility features and how you can convert a PDF document to HTML

We recognise that not all of the website is fully accessible such as the interactive map, library catalogue and some PDFs which are continually being improved for accessibility.

Screen Reading Software

Screen readers such as JAWS can be used to aid those with visual or literarcy impairments, allowing users to browse the website without having to read large amounts of text.


Shaw Trust Accreditation LogoThe Aberdeenshire Council Website has achieved a high level of accessibility and has been awarded the Shaw Trust ‘Accessible’ rating as of 21st July 2010.

Shaw Trust is a national charity that provides training and work opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the workplace due to disability, ill health or other social circumstances.

Further Information

If you have any questions or are having problems using the site please email the details to webmaster@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.