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Accessibility

We want our web site to be as accessible to as many people as possible. To make our web site easy to view, we’ve designed our site in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the RNIB.

Our Web site accessibility features include : -

Designing the site for an 800x600 view so horizontal scrolling is not required.
Using meaningful ALT text for all images to provide descriptive text.
Using an easy-to-see web colour scheme.
Using an easier to read non-serif font type, size and colour.
You can also change your browser settings



Change your browser settings

You can make changes to your internet browser settings to improve and personalise the appearance of our web site to make it easier to use.

To change settings on the Netscape or Internet Explorer browsers, follow the instructions for your browser type below. These settings should work on most web sites. Use the Help menu in your browser toolbar If you experience problems changing your settings.

 

Internet Explorer instructions
 

Netscape Navigator/Communicator instructions

To enlarge text
1. On the browser Tools menu select ‘Internet Options’
2. On the General tab, select ‘Accessibility’
3. Tick the ‘Ignore font sizes specified on web pages’ check box
4. Click on ‘OK’
5. On the browser menu select ‘view’
6. Click ‘text size’
7. Choose the size of text

 

To enlarge text
1. Click on ‘Edit’ and select ‘Preferences’
2. Select ‘Appearance’ and click on ‘Font’
3. Choose the ‘Variable Width Font’ and ‘Fixed Width Font’ that you want
4. Click on ‘OK’

To set these fonts for all future use, click on ‘Use my default fonts overriding document specified fonts’.

To prevent graphics and images appearing
1. On the browser Tools menu select ‘Internet Options’
2. On the Advanced tab, scroll down to the ‘Multimedia’ heading
3. Deselect the graphics options ‘animations’, ‘videos’, ‘pictures’ and ‘images’ by clicking on the boxes to remove the ticks
4. Click on ‘Apply’ then ‘OK’

 

 To prevent graphics and images appearing
1. Click on ‘Edit’ and select ‘Preferences’
2. Select ‘Advanced’
3. Deselect the graphics option ‘Automatically load images’ by clicking on the box to remove the tick
4. Click on ‘OK’
If you have any problems changing your browser settings, use the Help menu in your browser toolbar.

To change text and background colour
1. On the browser Tools menu select ‘Internet Options’
2. On the General tab, select ‘Colour’
3. Deselect the ‘Use Windows Colours’ tick box
4. Select the box next to ‘Text’ and choose a colour
5. Click on ‘OK’
6. Select the box next to ‘Background’ and choose a colour
7. Click on ‘OK’

 

To change text and background colour
1. Click on ‘Edit’ and select ‘Preferences’
2. Select ‘Appearance’ and click on ‘Colours’
3. Select the box next to ‘Text’ and choose a colour
4. Click on ‘OK’
5. Select the box next to ‘Background’ and choose a colour
6. Click on ‘OK’
7. Click ‘OK’ to close the ‘Preferences’ window

To set these colours as your browser default, click on ‘Always use my colours, overriding document’.  

To permanently apply font and colour changes
1. On the browser Tools menu select ‘Internet Options’
2. On the General tab, select ‘Accessibility’
3. Click on the three boxes to show ticks
4. Click on ‘OK’

 

To change the size of the window
1. On the browser View menu select ‘Full screen’ or press F11

 

To change the colour of links displayed on a screen
1. On the browser Tools menu select ‘Internet Options’
2. On the General tab, select ‘Accessibility’
3. Click on ‘Select ignore colours specified on Web pages’ (should contain a tick)
4. Click ‘OK’
5. Select ‘General’ tab and click on ‘Colours’
6. Turn off the ‘Use hover colours’ tick box (should not contain a tick)
7. Select ‘Visited’ and choose the colour that suits you best, Click OK
8. Select ‘Not Visited’ and choose the colour that suits you best, Click OK
9. Select ‘OK’ for ‘Colours’
10. Select ‘OK’ for ‘Internet Options’

 

Other options
Other options such as removing animation are available:

1. On the browser Tools menu select ‘Internet Options’
2. On the Advanced tab choose any of the options available to improve the visibility of the web pages.

 

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