East Lothian Council

Accessibility statement

The team behind this web site hope that whoever needs to use it, can do so easily. We have tried to make it as accessible as possible.

Cookies

New legislation regarding the use of cookies (small text files that carry user information) came out on 25th May 2011. All users of the Council website will be given the choice to allow cookies to be saved or not. Advantages of cookies are the retention of email addresses, passwords etc, so the user doesn’t have to re-enter this information. Disadvantages are the users habits could be used for marketing purposes. Implementation of this legislation will take place by the 25th May 2012.
"This site uses cookies in order to provide a service to visitors. No personal data is stored in cookies and cookies are not used in order to provide advertising. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

1. to allow users to log in to the web site
2. to check that cookies can be set and therefore determine whether a user is able to log in
3. to store a reference to form data that is stored on the web server"

Accessibility

If you do have problems, or would like to make any suggestions to improve the site from an accessibility point of view, please get in touch with us. Talk to us about the problem and we will listen.

Readability

We have made every effort to ensure this web site is easily readable using 'plain english'. In addition, we have ensured that the design of this website is not an obstacle to its usability and readability.

Access Keys

Access keys are a navigation device enabling you to get around the main web site using your keyboard. They can be used to jump to different sections of content across the main site (not microsites).

More in depth information about access keys can be found at W3C Accessibility Guidelines.

Available Access Keys

S - skip to content
N - Skip to main navigation
1 - Homepage
2 - Whats new
3 - Site map
4 - Search facility
5 - Frequently asked questions
6 - A to Z of services
7 - Complaints procedure (Contacting the Council page)
8 - Disclaimer
9 - Feedback facility
0 - Access key details (this page)

How to use Access Keys

Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)
Hold down the ALT key, press the number or letter of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER

 

Internet Explorer 4 (PC)
Hold down the ALT key and press the number or letter of the access key

 

Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac)
Hold down the CTRL key and press the number or letter of the access key

 

Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac)
Access keys are not supported

 

Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac)
Not supported

 

Netscape 7 (PC)
Hold down the ALT key and press the number or letter of the access key

 

Mozilla (PC)
Hold down the ALT key and press the number or letter of the access key

 

Mozilla (Mac)
Hold down the CTRL key and press the number or letter of the access key

 

Safari and Omniweb (Mac)
Hold down the CTRL key and press the number or letter of the access key

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