Accessibility for site


Site Accessibility

Access Keys

Resizing Text

Images and Alt Text


Accessibility of this site

We have made an effort to ensure that this site has been made as accessible to as many users as possible on a range of browsers.

This website has been built on a validated xhtml and css template.Wherever possible we have complied with all priority 1guidelines, and in most cases 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Please note that the content on every page is regularly updated, and some data feeds such as weather and news are not controlled by us, and so, we are not able to guarantee validation of every page of the site.


If you should notice issues with the way the site is displayed in your browser or have difficulty accessing a particular page please report layout or accessibility problems via e-mail.


Access keys

In most browsers(Not All) you can jump to specific areas of the site by using the keyboard shortcuts called accesskeys.


Industry Standard Keys:

  • Alt + S = Skip navigation
  • Alt + 1 = Home
  • Alt + 4 = News
  • Alt + 9 = Contact Us
  • Alt + 8 = Terms and Conditions
  • Alt + 3 = Site Map
  • Alt + 0 = Accessibility information - this page

Site Specific Keys:

  • Alt + a = About Herne Bay
  • Alt + b = Location
  • Alt + c = About the Herne Bay Town Centre Partnership
  • Alt + d = Town Centre Members
  • Alt + e = Become a Town Partner
  • Alt + f = Chamber of Commerce
  • Alt + g = How to Perform a Business Search
  • Alt + h = Local Attractions
  • Alt + i = Local Herne Bay Events
  • Alt + j = Entertainment/Whats on in Herne Bay
  • Alt + k = Transport and Travel
  • Alt + l = Town Talk Newsletter
  • Alt + m = Advertise With Us
  • Alt + n = Links

Using Access Keys:

If you are using Windows, press ALT + 'access key' then enter; for Macintosh users, press Control + 'access key' then enter.


Resizeable Text

We have been careful to make sure that we haven't fixed the size of the textual information on the web site so that visitors who wish to can alter the font size on the screen to make it easier to read. There are a number of ways to change the text size in your browser, the easiest way is to follow the following steps: (In Internet Explorer)

  • Select the "View" menu.
  • Select the "Text Size" option from the menu.
  • Click on the text size you want to view.

It is also possible to increase the size of the text by holding down the ctrl key on the bottom left hand row of the key board whilst using the scroll wheel on the mouse to increase (or decrease) the size of the text. In some modern browsers this is a better option as rather than just resizing the text - it will resize the whole page.


Images and Alt Tags

Where images have been used we have added 'Alt' tags - text alternatives so that you can still see what the image is meant to convey even if it doesn't load or if you have chosen to browse with the images switched off or you are using something like a screen reader to read the web page rather than view.




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