We are committed to a website that is accessible to all our users.

We review the site regularly and amend pages that may cause problems for people with disabilities.

We aim to meet or exceed the provisions of the W3C/WAI Level 'AA' checklist.

here are some of the features that have been incorporated into this website to aid accessibility.

  • Plain English - All of our content is checked for plain English, and we aim to use a written style which is straightforward and understandable. All website publishers have received training in both writing for the web and in the importance of the Medway Council style guide and all pages are approved by website content coordinators before they go live.
  • Listening with Browsealoud - This site is Browsealoud-enabled. Browsealoud software reads out web pages for people who might have difficulties reading online. Large amounts of text on screen is often difficult for people with literacy and visual impairments. Browsealoud is free and easy to download. Once installed you can listen to hundreds of websites. Download Browsealoud now
  • PDFs - In order to view a PDF document, you need free software called Adobe Acrobat Reader, created by the company called Adobe. However PDFs are not easily accessible to all users so Adobe has developed a method of converting PDF documents into HTML (normal web pages), a more accessible format for assistive technologies. The URL (the web address) of a PDF document will appear in the web browser address bar when it is selected. Copy the url and then visit Adobe's website (
  • Text Size - If you find the text size on this website too small or too large, you can change the size of the text via the link on this website. To change text size, click on the 'A A' icons at the top right corner of this page. 
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