Thurrock Council has tried to make this web site as accessible as possible for visitors with a visual impairment. In addition, we are pleased to offer advice to visitors on how to get the most out of their web browsers.
Not everyone finds it easy to read small text and certain text/background colour combinations. If you wish to make the Thurrock Council web site easier to read all you need to do is make a couple of simple changes in your browser settings.
The following instructions apply to version 1 of Mozilla Firefox on Microsoft Windows.
To change the size of the text for this browsing session:
To change the default text size for all websites:
You may also find it helpful to change the colour scheme, for example, to a yellow/black combination.
More information on changing your browser preferences is available from Firefox Help: Options/Preferences Window Reference.
Instructions are available for a wide range of browsers. Please select your browser from the lists below to see how you can adjust your settings. The browsers have been separated according to the computer operating system(s) on which they are available. If you are unsure which browser you are currently using, you can easily find out by clicking your browser's Help menu. The menu will list something like "About Internet Explorer" or "About Firefox". The About item will also give you other information about your browser such as which version you currently are running.
If your browser is not listed below, or the details are incorrect, please contact the Web Development Team so that we may improve this service.
Our Adult Social Care section includes services available to visually impaired people resident in Thurrock and provides information that will allow you to independently select services which are appropriate to you.