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:


Need help using our website? Use the ReachDeck toolbar located at the top of each web page if you struggle with reading, have a visual impairment, or prefer to read in your own language.

Using the free ReachDeck software will help you to read, listen and translate our website pages and associated PDF documents. The software is suitable to use on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

How does ReachDeck help?

Click on the orange 'speak' button located in the header at the top of all our website pages. This will launch the ReachDeck toolbar. You will see it dock to the top of your screen. Now click on the first 'pointed finger' icon on the toolbar and hover your mouse pointer over any text on our site to hear it read out loud.

The software has a number of features including:

  • text to speech - click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
  • translation - translate content into over 100 languages
  • text magnification - enlarge text and hear it read out loud
  • MP3 generation - covert selected text into an MP3 audio file
  • screen mask - reduce glare with a tinited mask
  • web page simplifier - remove clutter from the screen to display only the main text
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