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Website accessibility

We want the Suffolk Coastal website and its content to be accessible to as many people as possible. For the benefit of all visitors to our site we strive to present information in a clear, easy-to-understand way, with clear and consistent navigation. Our website has been designed to comply with international guidelines for making web content accessible to people with disabilities.

Listen to our web pages with SpeakIT

Just click on the link 'Listen to this website' just beneath the search box on our webpages to activate the SpeakIT toolbar and use the text to speech service we offer.

SpeakIT toolbar

SpeakIT also includes screen magnification, screen ruler and colour contrast tools. SpeakIT will also read PDF documents.

Making your computer and the web easier to use

AbilityNet's My Computer, My Way website will guide you through how you can make your computer, software, keyboard and mouse and web browser better suited your needs:

Using plain language

Plain English Campaign logoWe are committed to using plain language throughout our website at and strive to consistently present information in a clear and easy-to-understand way.

The website has been reviewed by the Plain English Campaign (new window) and awarded their Internet Crystal Mark since 2008.

PDF files and accessibility

We create PDF files to make documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc, available via the web in a format that produces small file sizes and is accessible to a wide range of people using the free Adobe Reader software (new window). We also publish a number of PDF documents produced by other organisations. Consequently, we have a large number of PDF documents on our website.

The latest version of Adobe Reader contains many features specifically designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to access PDF files. Follow this link to find out more about Adobe Reader and accessibility (new window) and accessing PDF documents with assistive technology.

Read this site in a different language

You can use the free translation service provided by Google to translate the Suffolk Coastal website into languages other than English. Please note that the Google translation service is automated and so some of the translations are not always accurate.