Accessibility

Accessibility Guide

Changing the Text Size

Listed below are methods of how to change the text size on the website you are viewing, in order to meet your needs.

Changing the text size using Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the View menu.
  2. Select Text Size from the drop down menu.
  3. Choose your preferred text size from the list provided.

Some websites may have fixed the size of their text so that when you select the text the changes will not be displayed. To use the text you require use the following steps:

  1. Click on the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options from the drop down menu.
  3. Click on the Accessibility button
  4. You will be displayed with an Accessibility dialog box. Click the Ignore font sizes specified on web pages checkbox.
  5. Click OK on the Accessibility dialog box and the Internet Options dialog box to return to Internet Explorer.

You should now be able to view your changes.

Note: If you cannot do this, it may be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to the settings on your computer being secure. This is common on business networks, or can happen accidentally or by mistake on home computers. If this is the case please contact your local computer support for further help.

Changing the text size using Firefox

  1. Click on the View menu.
  2. Select Text Size from the drop down menu.
  3. Select Increase or decrease to change the size of the text.

Keyboard Shortcut

Ctrl and + increases the font size
Ctrl and – decreases the font size.
Ctrl and 0 returns to the default size.

Use the following steps to set a minimum text size for all the pages you visit:

  1. Click on the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options from the drop down menu.
  3. Select the Content Tab.
  4. Click the Advanced button next to Fonts & Colours.
  5. The Fonts dialog box below will appear. Select the minimum font size you would like your text to appear.
  6. Uncheck the Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above checkbox.
  7. Click Ok on the Fonts dialog box and the Options dialog box.

Note: If you cannot do this, it may be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to these settings on your computer being turned off. This is common on business networks, and can happen by mistake on home computers. If this is the case please contact your local computer support for further help.

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This site is intended to meet level 3 (AAA) of the W3C’s Website Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines. For more information about the WAI Guidelines see: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (external website).

We intend to continue improving our accessibility, so if you have any difficulty accessing this site and require further help, or if you have any suggestions to help improve our accessibility, please contact us.