Region of Durham Website Accessibility Statement

The Region of Durham is actively working towards achieving a fully accessible website that conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
We are committed to making this website accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter which web browser you use, and whether or not you have any disabilities.
If you use assistive technology and the format of any content on this web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact our Web team and we will make every effort to provide you with a format that is accessible to you.

This website conforms to the Web Accessibility Initiative’s Priority Level A. Disabled persons using text-only browsers or other assistive technology will be able to read the content on the page, including text descriptions for all images.

Text Size

Picture of text size widget You can adjust the size of nearly all of the text on this website by using our font size widget that is found on the left hand side of the website. To change the font size, click on a larger or smaller "A" until you find a font size that is comfortable for you.

Many browsers also provide a way of enlarging text and/or graphics under the "View" menu.

Alternative Text

Images on the Region of Durham’s website have alternative text attributes, often known as alt text. This means that the image can be understood by text browsers and assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Skip to Content

This website has a "Skip to content" link on every page so that you can quickly move to important information if you are navigating by keyboard or assistive devices.

Tables are used for tabular data only

Tables are not used for layout within the Region’s website. Tables are only used to present data or information which is best displayed using columns and rows.

Software Utilities

Some documents on the Region of Durham’s website are available in a PDF format.  Adobe Reader is required to open these files. You can download Adobe Reader free of charge from the Adobe website.

Online conversion tools for Adobe PDF documentsAdobe's PDF Converter allows you to convert PDF files to text or HTML.

Contact Us for Help

While we make every effort to keep all content on this website accessible to all visitors, please contact us for help if you find any information on this website that you cannot access.
Building an accessible website is an ongoing process and we welcome any comments on how to improve our site’s accessibility.

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