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How is this website accessible?

Region of Durham website accessibility statement

The Regional Municipality 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.

If you use assistive technology, and the format of any content on this website interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator at 905-668-7711 ext. 2009. We will make every effort to provide you with an accessible format that is applicable to each personal situation.

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

To learn more about how the Region of Durham is making the website more accessible, please click on the following headings:

Text size

Picture of text size widget
Increase the size of nearly all text by using our font size widget, which can be 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. Many browsers also provide a way of enlarging text and/or graphics under the “View” menu.

Alternative text

Images on this website have alternative text attributes, which is 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, to allow easy access to important information, if 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 that 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.