We have made every effort to ensure this site is accessible and easy to use for as many users as possible, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have a disability.
These are keyboard shortcuts that allow you to directly select specific sections on each page, and link to certain pages within the site. The access keys assigned to this site are:
If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings.
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest. You can also increase the text size by using the keyboard, pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ at the same time.
If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘View menu’, select ‘Text Size’ and the select ‘Increase’. You can also increase the text size by using the keyboard, pressing ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ at the same time.
If you use Apple Safari, go to the ‘View menu’ and select ’Zoom In’. You can also increase the text size by using the keyboard, pressing ‘Apple’ and ‘+’ at the same time.
All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which describes the image or its function as appropriate. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally visible only when the browser’s automatic image loading feature is turned off.
Changing the site’s background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site. Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colours and make changes to text and background colours in the Colours panel.
If you use Mozilla Firefox, go to the ‘Tools’ menu, select ‘Options’ and select the ‘Font and Colours’ button. From here you can over ride the colours used on this site by ticking the boxes marked ‘Always use my: Fonts’ and ‘Always use my: Colors’. You can also specify which colours you prefer text and links to be displayed in, and which background colour should show on the page. You can also choose colours to be used for links your have previously visited and links when your mouse hovers over them.
At the moment Safari does not have any options to change text and background colours.
The BBC have developed a website called My Web My Way. It has comprehensive and up-to-date information on changing your browser settings for Windows and Apple users.