How to use the drop-down menus
Decide which menu heading is most likely to contain the information you are looking for. Point at the menu heading and it will change colour, as below:
The sections available under this heading will drop down, as shown below.
Move your mouse pointer to the section you require. Click when the section name highlights and you will be taken there.
To view the sections under a different menu heading, simply move your mouse pointer to that heading.
Move your mouse pointer away from the menu headings to close the drop-down menu.
This website has been awarded Shaw Trust Accessible Accreditation. View the Shaw Trust Accessible Accreditation certificate.
Please Note: some parts of the site, such as the Online Library Catalogue and the Public Access Planning Applications & Building Warrants, are run on external systems, and may not meet the Shaw Trust's accessibility standards.
The following pages/items contain content supplied by external organisations and may not conform to the Shaw Trust's standards.
- Angus Maps - mapping pages - system created by Forth Valley GIS
- Contracts & Tenders - Tender Opportunities and Contract Awards pages - information supplied by Public Contracts Scotland
- Embedded Journey Planner e.g. Transport Timetables - supplied by Traveline Scotland
- AddThis Bookmarking and Sharing Service - available on Home page and from several other pages.
- The controls on the embedded Windows Media Player, used on some pages to display video content (e.g. Introduction to Angus Sports Development Team), may not be accessible to screen reader users.
For more information on changing the settings on your computer or browser to make the web more accessible to you, visit the BBC - My Web My Way website.
You may find that the text size on the page is too small or too big for you to read comfortably.
If you would like to change the size of the text to make it easier to read, please follow the step by step instructions below depending on your browser type.
- Click 'View' to open the View menu or press 'Alt' and 'V'
- Select the 'Text Size' option or select by pressing 'X'
- Choose your preferred text size using your mouse or use the up and down arrow keys
- Click to select the text size or press 'Enter'
- The text size should change to reflect your choice
With Internet Explorer 7 and above you can make pages easier to read by magnifying the page (zooming in). If you zoom in, everything on the Web page is magnified (including text, images, and controls). Click the Magnifying glass icon at the bottom right corner of the Internet Explorer window, or click on the arrow to the right to display a series of magnifications and click to choose one (see below).
- Click 'View' to open the View menu
- Select the 'Text Size' option
- Select 'Increase' or 'Decrease'
- The text on our site should change to reflect your choice
Internet Explorer and Firefox
In both Internet Explorer and Firefox, if you are using a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can increase and decrease the text size by holding down the 'Ctrl' key and rotating the wheel. You can also hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press '+' to increase or '-' to decrease the text size.
- Click 'View' to open the View menu
- Click on 'Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller' or to use the keyboard shortcuts select 'Apple' and '+' (plus) or 'Apple' and '-' (minus)
- The text size on our site should change to reflect your choice
This site uses the UK Government Accesskeys System to enable keyboard shortcuts as an alternative method of navigation.
The following keys are enabled:
- s - Skip navigation
- 1 - Home page
- 2 - What's new
- 3 - Site map
- 4 - Search
- 6 - Help
- 7 - Complaints procedure
- 8 - Terms and conditions (Site information)
- 9 - Feedback form
- 0 - Access key details
Depending on your browser type use one of the following:
Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key, then press ENTER.
Internet Explorer 4: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Internet Explorer 5+ for Mac: Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Internet Explorer 4.5 for Mac: Access keys are not supported.
Firefox 2.0+: Hold down the SHIFT and ALT keys and select the number/letter of the access key.
Firefox 1.0 - 1.5: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Netscape 6+: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Netscape earlier versions: Access keys are not supported.
Opera 9.0+: Press SHIFT and ESC to display a list of available access keys. Select the required key from the list using its number/letter. Access keys are not supported in older versions of Opera.
Text to Speech
If you would like to have this site's pages read to you by your computer, you have a number of options, including:
- Download and install a Text to Speech program, such as
- Download Opera browser and use its "Speak" options - www.opera.com
Installation instructions are available on the respective websites.
Non-HTML documents can be Adobe PDF files, or Microsoft Word or Excel files.
A link to a non-HTML document will contain information about the type of document and its size, e.g. A Visitors Guide to the Council Meeting (97 KB PDF) or Local Authority Poverty - Proxy Figures (75 KB Excel).
Links containing this symbol - - open in a new browser window, e.g. Agenda - Social Work and Health - 20 May 2010 (35 KB PDF).
Acrobat (PDF) Files
Many documents on this site are provided as PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Adobe Reader is required to read these - this is free software which can be downloaded from Adobe's website.
In most cases, the file size is shown immediately after the link to give an indication of how long the document will take to download.
Current versions of Adobe Reader have a built-in text to speech function which enables PDF documents to be read aloud. Visit the Adobe website for more details.
There are a very small number of Microsoft Word and Excel documents available on this site. Download Word Viewer or Excel Viewer to view these documents if you don't have Word or Excel installed on your PC.
Videos are in Windows Media format. Captions are viewable underneath the embedded video and also if the video is played using the external media player link. (This may need to be enabled in your player.)
A transcription is also available on each page.
Please note: Windows Media Player 9 or above is required to view the online video and a broadband Internet connection is recommended. The latest version of Windows Media Player can be downloaded from the Microsoft website if required.
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". You can subscribe to an RSS feed to have the latest news and information sent from the Angus Council website to your RSS reader or web browser.
To subscribe to an RSS feed, click on this symbol whenever you see it on a page or use the following links:
For more information about RSS, visit the Wikipedia RSS page.