Hartlepool Borough Council

Accessibility statement

The power of the web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

Acccessibility symbol

Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

The team behind this web site hope that, whoever needs to use it, can do so easily.

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.

Follow the links below to find out all you need to know about accessing this site.

Access keys

List of keyboard short cuts which help you navigate your way around this website without using the mouse.  

Increase the size of text and change colour

How to make the text larger on this website. And how to change the text colour and background colour of this website to make it easier to read.


Browsealoud is a solution that allows visitors the option of having website content read to them. As the website visitor moves the cursor over text, it is spoken aloud. Browsealoud is free to download and you have control over the voice, word pronunciations and speech highlighting.

Accessing the website in different languages

Website access in many languages other than English.

Downloading PDFs

How to access information in Adobe Acrobat PDF files.

Help in making the web easier to use

Link to the BBC accessibility website for help with making adjustments to your computer to make the most of the web.

Contact us

Telephone: 01429 266522

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