Reduced Services

Christmas and new Year closure

Christmas treeThe Council offices will be closed from 4.45pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open at 8.45am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Emergency calls may be made throughout the holiday period on 01268 758357

Castle Point Borough Council wishes all its residents a Merry Christmas and good wishes for the forthcoming year.

Updated: 5 December 2018

Accessibility

If you are a visually impaired individual, or are using the software to evaluate sites for accessibility, you may use the software for free, but will not be entitled to support.

If you require the software for use with visually impaired clients and need training or support, then you should register it by purchasing the user licence(s) you need. Please visit Soundlinks web site for details on how to purchase licence(s).

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Specialists in audio and speech access.
www.soundlinks.com

Download software

British Computer Association of the Blind

Links to a number of software solutions for the visually impaired.

Thunder Screen Reader

The Thunder Screen Reader talking software is compatible with XP or Vista and will be immediately usable by someone who can't see to read the screen. You will have a talking computer which will speak as you press keys and read out to you what is on the screen.

To enjoy the internet, you will need to use WebbIE which is installed with Thunder. WebbIE will appear within the All Programs Menu. WebbIE is a text browser which cuts out visual clutter and presents a website in clear line by line text. You can adjust the font size to suit.

You also get Accessible live and listen again radio, a huge online free library, RSS news feeds and podcasting. You will find this listener's paradise within All Programs under Accessible when you install your Thunder software.

Find out more from screenreader.net