Do you need help in making the web easier to use?

This page explains ways you can change your browser to make the web more accessible for you.

Please click your operating system to see how you can change the view of our website on your browser. Alternatively read on to see what we have done to make our website accessibile.

Windows  Apple Mac  Linux

As a charity we only have limited funds for developing our web resources, but we have aimed to make our website as accessible as possible. This includes:

Text

Text can be scaled by changing the browser settings or by using your mouse wheel.

Verdana and Arial is used throughout for body text as it is easier to read onscreen.

Our text content is clear, concise and accessible to all.

Images

Rollover descriptions for content images (ALT tags), and also for links (TITLE tags) wherever possible.

The use of Flash and frames is minimised on our website as it can cause problems for screen readers and special browsers.

Text alternatives available for text presented as graphics.

Navigation

Hyperlinks are clearly indicated and descriptive.

Navigation is consistent and logical throughout the site, to help you access the information you need as swiftly as possible.

Design format

Our website is designed to fit an 800 x 600 screen to minimise vertical scrolling.

Windows

Windows Users

Internet Explorer 7

For the first time in Internet Explorer a zoom feature is included which allows you to enlarge the whole browser window.

to do this press ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ + ‘ to increase the zoom and ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ – ‘ to decrease the zoom.

You can also change the text size. The way to do this does depend on how the site has been built.

For many sites you only need to do the following:

  • Open the ‘ Page ‘ menu with the mouse or by pressing ‘ Alt’+’P ‘ .
  • Select the ‘ Text Size ‘ option with the mouse or by pressing ‘ X ‘.
  • Choose your preferred text size by clicking on it or by using the up and down arrow keys to select it and then press ‘ Enter ‘ .

Internet Explorer 6

Open the ‘ View ‘ menu with the mouse or by pressing ‘ Alt’+’V ‘ .

Select the ‘ Text Size ‘ option with the mouse or by pressing ‘ X ‘ .

Choose your preferred text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ‘ Enter ‘ or by clicking on it.

The text on our website should now have changed to reflect your choice.

Firefox 1.5 / 2

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

  • Open the ‘ View ‘ menu with the mouse or by press ‘ Alt ‘ and ‘ V ‘ at the same time.
  • Select the ‘ Text Size ‘ option with the mouse or by pressing ‘Z‘ .
  • Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ‘ Enter ‘.
  • Alternatively you can press ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ + ‘ to increase the text size, ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ ‘ to decrease the text size. ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ 0 ‘ returns you to the default ‘normal’ size.

Opera 8 / 9

Opera can increase the size of images as well as text.

You can quickly increase or decrease the size of both text and graphics using the Keyboard

Press ‘ + ‘ (in some versions you might need to press the ‘ Shift ‘ key as well) to increase size and the ‘ ‘ to decrease text size. Each press will increase or decrease the size by 10%. Alternatively press ‘Alt ‘ + ‘ V ‘ to bring up the view menu and then press ‘ Z ‘ to bring up the zoom options then use the up and down arrow keys to select the option you want followed by ‘Enter‘ .

However the changes will not be remembered next time you open Opera.

Apple Mac

Apple Mac

Safari

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

  • Click on the ‘ View ‘ menu with the mouse.
  • Click on ‘ Make Text Bigger’ or Make Text Smaller to change the font size as shown in Fig 1.

Or to to use keyboard shortcuts:

  • Increase or decrease the text size with ‘ Apple ‘ and ‘ + ‘ (plus) and ‘ Apple ‘ and ‘ ‘ (minus).

Internet Explorer OSX

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

  • Click on the ‘ View ‘ menu with the mouse.
  • Hover your mouse over ‘ Text Zoom ‘ and choose a different text size from the listed options.

Or to to use keyboard shortcuts:

  • Increase or decrease the text size with ‘ Apple ‘ and ‘ + ‘ (plus) and ‘ Apple ‘ and ‘ ‘ (minus).

Internet Explorer OS 8 and OS 9

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

  • Click on the ‘ View ‘ menu with the mouse.
  • Hover your mouse over ‘ Text Zoom ‘ and Choose a different text size from the listed options.

Or to to use keyboard shortcuts:

  • To increase the text size press ‘ Apple ‘ and ‘ + ‘ (plus) or to decrease the text size press ‘ Apple ‘ and ‘ – ‘ (minus).

Firefox 1.5 / 2

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:

  • Click on the ‘ View ‘ menu with the mouse.
  • Hover your mouse over ‘ Text Size ‘ and choose a different text size from the listed options as shown in Fig 1.

Or to use keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press ‘ Apple ‘ and ‘ + ‘ (plus) to increase the text size and ‘ Apple ‘ and ‘ – ‘ (minus ) to decrease the text size.

Linux

Linux

Firefox 1.5 / 2

  • Open the ‘ View ‘ menu with the mouse or by press ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ V ‘.
  • Click ‘ Text Size ‘ or press ‘ Z ‘.
  • Click on ‘ Increase ‘ or ‘ Decrease’ to change the text size or press the right arrow to expand the ‘ Text Size’ menu options and use the up and down arrow to select ‘ Increase ‘ or ‘ Decrease’ and then press ‘ Enter ‘.
  • Alternatively you can press ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ + ‘ (plus) to increase the text size, ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ – ‘ (minus) to decrease the text size. ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ 0 ‘ returns you to the default size.

Opera 8 / 9

In Opera you can increase the size of images as well as text.

You can quickly increase or decrease the size of both text and graphics using the Keyboard

.Press ‘ Shift ‘ + ‘ + ‘ to increase size and ‘ Shift ‘ + ‘ – ‘ to decrease text size. Each press will increase or decrease the size by 10%. Alternatively press ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ V ‘ to bring up the view menu and then press ‘ Z ‘ to bring up the zoom options then use the up and down arrow keys to select the option you want followed by ‘ Enter ‘ .