ACCESSIBILITY HELP


We hope that you're not having any problems using this website. However, if you do have any difficulty viewing the site, there are some things you can do to make it easier. These include changing the settings of your browser to better suit your needs and using specially provided keyboard shortcuts in case you have difficulty using a mouse.


Changing browser settings


If you are having difficulties viewing our pages, most browsers allow users to change the settings in order to alter the way pages are displayed, which may improve readability.


Most browsers allow you to:


•Ignore settings specified by a web page

•Change the size of the font

•Change the style of the font

•Change the colour of the font

•Change the background colour

•Stop images downloading (so they are not visible)


Internet Explorer



How do I ignore the font / colour settings specified?

From the browser menu, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Internet Options'

Click on the 'Accessibility' option, which can be found under the 'General' tab.

You will see the following options:


•Ignore colours specified on Web pages

•Ignore font styles specified on Web pages

•Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages

Tick the options that are appropriate to you.

Click 'OK'

Click 'OK' again to close the 'Internet Options' box


How do I change the colours of the text and background?

From the browser menu, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Internet Options'

Click on the 'Colours' option, which can be found under the 'General' tab

Untick the 'Use windows colours' option

Select your own text and background colours (black text on a yellow background provides the most contrast)

To change the colours of visited and unvisited links, click on the colours and select your preferred colour from the palette that appears

Click 'OK'

Click 'OK' again to close the 'Internet Options' box


How do I change the font style?

From the browser menu, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Internet Options'

Click on the 'Accessibility' option, which can be found under the 'General' tab

Tick the 'Ignore font styles specified on Web pages' option

Click 'OK'

Back at the 'General' tab, click 'Fonts'

From this screen you can change the way your pages display 'web page font' and 'plain text font.' Once you have chosen your required settings, click 'OK'

Click 'OK' again to close the 'Internet Options' box


How do I change the font size?

Go to 'View' and select 'Text Size' and select the appropriate size text, e.g. 'largest'

Adjust as appropriate


How do I stop images downloading?

This allows you to only view text and the page will load much faster

From the main menu, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Internet Options'

Go to the 'Advanced' tab

Scroll down the settings until you reach 'Multimedia'

Untick the 'Show pictures' option

Click 'OK' to close the 'Internet Options' box


Firefox


How do I ignore the font / colour settings specified?

From the browser menu, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Options'

Click on the 'colours option, which can be found under the 'Content' tab.




Tick the options that are appropriate to you.

Click 'OK'

Click 'OK' again to close the 'Internet Options' box


How do I change the colours of the text and background?

From the browser menu, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Options'

Click on the 'Colours' option, which can be found under the 'Content' tab


Select your own text and background colours (black text on a yellow background provides the most contrast)

To change the colours of visited and unvisited links, click on the colours and select your preferred colour from the palette that appears

Click 'OK'

Click 'OK' again to close the 'Internet Options' box


How do I change the font style?

From the browser menu, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Options'

Click on the 'Colour' option, which can be found under the 'Content' tab


From this screen you can change the way your pages display 'web page font' and 'plain text font.' Once you have chosen your required settings, click 'OK'

Click 'OK' again to close the 'Options' box