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The Corporation of the County of Northumberland ("the County") is committed to complying with the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and all of the standards under it in order to create a barrier-free Ontario. The County is committed and guided by the four core principles of Dignity, Independence, Integration and Equal Opportunity and supports the full inclusion of persons as set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the AODA. For more information feel free to review the County's policies and procedures relating to the AODA.

Northumberland Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Northumberland Accessibility Advisory Committee (NAAC) is a standing committee of County Council and provides advice, recommendations and support to Council and all County departments regarding the development and maintenance of an accessibility plan in accordance with the AODA.

The Committee consists of a chairperson as chosen by the members, representatives of community agencies with an interest in removing barriers to those with disabilities and residents of the County who have a disability as defined under the ODA and the AODA.

Current Northumberland Accessibility Advisory Committee listing

Accessibility on Northumberland County websites

Northumberland County is committed in meeting the AODA information and communication standard by transitioning our websites to be WCAG 2.0 AA compliant. By following these standard guidelines, Northumberland County's websites will be an accessible resource to all individuals.
Initially only webpage (HTML) content will be fully accessible to the standards. Supporting materials such as PDF documents are not yet fully compliant therefore all information and communications are available in alternative formats, upon request.
Please let us know if you use assistive technology and the format of any content on this website interferes with your ability to access the information.

Please contact the Northumberland County Accessibility Coordinator at or by phone at 800-354-7050 extension 2327 and we will make every effort to provide you with a format that is accessible to you.

Accessibility Compliance Report

Under the AODA, organizations must make their accessibility reports available to the public.

2015 accessibility compliance report.

Our next compliance report is due December 31, 2017. 

Browse Out is a speech-enabled website that uses Browsealoud for people who have difficulty reading online. This includes people with mild visual impairment, people who speak English or French as a second language, or people with dyslexia or learning disabilities.

  1. Just click on the browsealoud button in the upper right hand corner of your screen and the toolbar will appear - no software download needed
  2. As your mouse pointer moves over the words on a web page, they are spoken out loud.
  3. For detailed instructions, visit the Browsealoud website.


Change text size Change Text Size

Make easier to view by making text larger (+) or smaller (-) and more readable.

Use the Change Text Sizebuttons at the top, right hand side of your screen to adjust text size on any screen.


Link to the W3C - Level Double-A Conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 website conforms to the W3C accessibility requirements 

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