Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Electoral Registration, Valuation and Council Tax within Lothian

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Accessibility

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We have made every effort to ensure our web site is as accessible by as many people as possible.

This website has been tested for compatibility with the latest versions of the most popular, stand-alone browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you are using an older version of your browser, some aspects of this site may not display as designed. If this is the case, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of your Browser Software. It is advisable to have the latest versions of your Internet Browser, to ensure that you are able to view any new technologies or standards that are implemented in any web pages.

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Speech Enabled

This website utilises text to speech technology which can be activated using the Image of listen to this page button link on each page. ProReader allows the text on this website to be read out loud to you. It provides you with assistance if you have trouble reading text online. By having the text read out loud to you, you can understand the information on the website more easily. This makes the website more accessible and more pleasant to visit. As a user, you don’t have to download anything. You simply click the listen button and the reading starts automatically. For further details on this function and a full explanation of settings and preferences, please visit our ProReader listen function page.

Text Size

The text size on this website can be increased or decreased for ease of viewing. Each page has an 'A+' and 'A-' button situated in the header section on the top right of each page. This will increase and decrease the text size incrementally, when clicked.

If you are using Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome for the PC, you can change the magnification size of the whole web page using the Control key on your keyboard. Pressing Ctrl and the plus key (+) will increase the page zoom level in increments. Pressing Ctrl and the minus key (-) will reduce the page size. Pressing Ctrl and zero (0) wil return the page to the default size. This Ctrl key method of page zoom is a built in function of the browser, so will work on all websites, not just Lothian Valuation Joint Board's.

Translation

This website can be translated into another language using Google Translate. This facility is free and can instantly translate web pages into a number of languages. To translate this website into another language, click on the translation links at the bottom of each page. There is a comprehensive list of languages on our translation page.

Standards

LVJB's Website has been created and validated to conform to W3C standards. The site is written in XHTML 1.0 transitional and valid CSS. Accessibility standards conform to Level Double-A Conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. which cover priority 1 and priority 2 checkpoints. Conformance to these guidelines will make this website easier to access for people with disabilities and will benefit all users.

Further information about W3C guidelines and accessibility can be found on the W3C Website.


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