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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - Accessibility

General Policy

CnES fully support WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) set out by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). These guidelines aim at ensuring websites are accessible by all users including those with disabilities. All CnES web content complies with or is in the process of being made compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) ‘AA’ standard. Non-W3C formats (e.g.,Flash, PDF) or multimedia will only be used where they are the most appropriate format for the content in question.

Should you have any problems with the accessiblity of the CnES website, please contact the web support team at

Changing Colours, Font, Text Size and Other Browser Settings

In order to maximise accessibility, most, if not all, modern browsers allow you to tailor your browsing experienceto by changing settings such as colours, font and text size.

The BBC’s Accessibility Pages provide useful guuidance on how to do this.

Access Keys

  • 0 - Skip Navigation
  • 1 - Home Page
  • 2 - What's New
  • 3 -
  • 4 - A to Z
  • 5 -
  • 6 - Help
  • 7 - Complaints
  • 8 - Disclaimer (and Privacy Statement)
  • 9 - Contact Details / Feedback Form

How access keys are invoked depends both on the operating system you are using and your particular browser, e.g.,

MS Windows / IE 7

  1. Hold the ALT key.
  2. Press the access key.
  3. Release both the ALT key and the access key and press return.

MS Windows / Firefox 3

  1. Hold the Shift and ALT key.
  2. Press the access key.


  1. Hold the CTRL key.
  2. Press the access key.
  3. Release both the CTRL key and the access key and press return.