Richmondshire District Council

Access keys

The Richmondshire website uses the following access keys, which follow Government guidelines:

  • S - Skip Navigation
  • 1 - Home page
  • 3 - Site map
  • 0 - Access Key Details

How to use these keys


Chrome/Firefox - hold down the 'Alt' key and press the assigned key on the keyboard

Internet Explorer - do the same but also press the 'enter' key to navigate to a page


Hold down the left-hand 'Control' key and press the assigned key on the keyboard

Change contrast and size

Font size and type

The website's default paragraph font is currently set to 18px using the Avenir font. If you wish to change any of these settings please use the buttons below. These changes will be saved and will be used while you are on the Richmondshire website.

Colour contrast

The website can be displayed in three different colour contrasts. These are listed below. Please select one to change the colour contrast. These changes will be saved and will be used while you are on the Richmondshire website.

Online help

AbilityNet provides guidance about how to:



Using the free BrowseAloud software you can now listen to and translate our website pages and associated PDF documents. The software is suitable to use on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

You will find the orange BrowseAloud button located at the top of each website page. The software has a number of features including enabling you to select any text and hear it read aloud, translating the text into a wide variety of different languages, enlarging text, removing clutter from the screen to display only the main text, and converting selected text into an MP3 audio file.

All the features mentioned above are accessed from an easy-to-use, floating toolbar - allowing you to drag and drop it anywhere on your screen.  

For further details read the guide to using BrowseAloud.

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