Our website has been built with accessibility and usability in mind, so we hope you can find, access and use the information that you need.
This page explains the accessibility features available on the Bellsmyre Housing Association web site. We are always happy to receive feedback about the accessibility of our website.
On our web site there is a link at the top of each page for Browsealoud. You can click that link to have the web page read out aloud to you by Browsealoud software. You will need speakers or headphones to hear it and the volume should be turned up on your computer.
Change the Size of the Text
There are various ways to change the text displayed on each page.
At the top of each page you can click on the ‘Text size icon’
A A A
The large A increases the text size.
The small A decreases the text size.
The middle A puts the text back to the standard size on this web page.
Change the text display settings in your web browser
You can also change the text size in your web browser. In most web browsers (e.g. Internet explorer) this is done by going to the ‘View’ menu and selecting the ‘text size’ option.
We have provided a site map of the main headings in the web site. This is the best place to get an overview of what is available on the web site. The links in the site map take you to the main sections of the site.
Search and Search options
You can search the web site by typing one or more keywords into the search input box at the top of any web page.
If your search returns too many results you can refine your search.
Help with downloading media files and documents
There are many documents and media files for download on the web site. Most of them can be found in the downloads (Hyperlink to Downloads section) section. Here are a few tips about accessing those resources
Most of our documents are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) but if you require this in another format please contact us.
Alternative Languages or Formats
We subscribe to Happy to Translate and we can produce any of our publications in another language, in large print, on tape or CD and in Braille. We can also arrange for a translator or an interpreter over the phone.
To request information in another language or format:
Bellsmyre Housing Association
16 Merkins Avenue
Dunbartonshire G82 3EB
Phone: 01389 765179
Fax: 01389 733031
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
We are closed on the last Wednesday of each month in the afternoon for staff training.
In person: Either contact us to arrange an appointment, or come into the office (during office hours) and someone will be able to talk to you.
Alternatively, all our staff are trained to deal with any special requests you may have.
Listen to this website with BrowseAloud
Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud will provide the reading support tools you require for free.
What is BrowseAloud?
BrowseAloud is a suite of products that provides reading support on websites. BrowseAloud reads website content out loud, highlighting each word as it is spoken in a high quality, human-sounding voice.
Other features include:
- Dual-Colour Highlighting
- Talking Translator
- Secure Site Reading
- Text Magnification
- MP3 Maker
- PDF Reading
- Talking Dictionary
- Screen Masking
- International Languages
More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too.
Who BrowseAloud Helps?
BrowseAloud helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. BrowseAloud is particularly useful for those with print disabilities such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language.
How do I get BrowseAloud?
Click on the BrowseAloud Panel that appears on the foot of this website to launch the BrowseAloud Plus toolbar. This toolbar provides instant high quality speech at the touch of a button - no need to download anything. New features include PDF and secure site reading, per site and page pronunciation control and language selection.
To use BrowseAloud's fully-featured version, which includes a dictionary, a translator, an MP3 maker, a text magnifier and reads secure web pages and PDFs, visit the BrowseAloud website to download a small application, free of charge, at www.browsealoud.com/getbrowsealoud.