We aim to make our website accessible by following certain
standards and Government guidelines to ensure that it can be used
If you would like to discuss our approach to accessibility on
the site, please feel free to make a comment, or pass on any
suggestions by using the feedback form which appears at the bottom
of each page.
If you find that
the text on this website is too small you can use options built
into your browser to change the size of the text. For more
information on how to do this there is a useful guide from the BBC
When you access an external website, the site will load in the
same window from where you clicked on the link.
Although opening a link in a new window may appear to be the
best way of linking to an external site, research has shown
that opening new windows can be disorientating and less user
To return back to the SLDC website use the back arrow buttons
on the top of the toolbar or type in the SLDC web address www.southlakeland.gov.uk
the address bar.
Reading PDFs out loud
Adobe Acrobat Documents (PDFs) can be read out loud by your
computer if you have version 6.0 or above of the Adobe Acrobat
Reader. To read a document out loud select 'View' from the menu
followed by 'Read Out Loud'.
The 'Read Out Loud' menu has the following options which can
also be accessed via shortcut keys:
Activate Read Out Loud - Shift + Control +
Read this page only - Shift+Control+V
Read to end of document -
Pause - Shift+Control+C
Stop - Shift+Control+E
Listen to the website
Every page on this website can be read aloud by clicking on
the 'Listen' link that appears at the top of the page. This will
read the page aloud using a text to speech service provided by
Translate the website
This website can be viewed in languages other than English by
clicking on the 'Translation' link which appears at the top of
every page. This will take you to our translation
page to select a language.
Please Note: South Lakeland District Council accept no
responsibility for the translation of the web pages.