This page provides advice on how to make the most of the Orkney Islands Council website. We also value your views and have provided a form for you to suggest improvements to the service.
Finding your way around a website can sometimes be a bit confusing. We aim to make the navigation of the Orkney Islands Council website as easy as possible. We also endeavour to make the website accessible to everyone and have provided additional software to assist people who need support to get the information they are looking for.
This page provides guidance on how to make the most of the Orkney Islands Council website and describes the software available for assistance with reading the information available.
BrowseAloud is assistive technology that adds text to speech functionality to websites. By reading web pages aloud, BrowseAloud assists people who find it difficult to read text online, including those with literacy difficulties, dyslexia, mild visual impairments and non-native speakers. Full information and access to BrowseAloud is available from the 'Read, Speak and Translate' page which is available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.
All downloadable files on the Orkney Islands Council website are created in PDF format. To access these files the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from www.adobe.com. As with all third party software, please read the license agreement before accepting and installing as Orkney Islands Council cannot accept any responsibility for issues that may arise from the installation of third party software.
All our written information can be made available, on request, in a range of different formats and languages. If you would like any of the documents in any other language or format, please contact Corporate and Community Strategy by email or call 01856873535, extension 4052. This notice is available in a range of languages, from the 'Related Downloads' section on this page.
A user guide is available from the following link that describes and shows how our web pages work on this website.
Text in pages may refer to other pages within the Orkney Islands Council website that are relevant to the information on the current page. These pages can be linked to via the 'Related Links' section of the current page.
Text in pages may refer to external websites that provide further information. These websites can be linked to via the 'Related Sites' section of the current page.
Text in pages may refer to documents for download such as Committee Reports. These files can be accessed via the 'Related Downloads' section of the current page.
The breadcrumb trail is visible directly below the page banner from the 'You are here' menu. As you navigate your way through the menus the breadcrumb trail grows to show exactly where you are within the website.
At Orkney Islands Council we want you to tell us what you want from this website. We may not be able to provide everything on your wish list but we understand that there are always ideas that can be put in place to make the service we provide as efficient and helpful as possible.