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Accessibility

We want our web sites and online services to be as accessible as possible. We are working to make our site meet the Web Access Initiative (WAI) Priorities 1 and 2 accessibility standards. Here you can find out how to change your browser settings.

Please note, these instructions may vary depending on the browser version you are using. If you have any problems please use the Help menu in your browser toolbar.

Internet Explorer instructions

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 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 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 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 change the size of the window

1. On the browser View menu select 'Full screen' or press F11

2. To change the colour of links displayed on a screen

3. On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'

4. On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'

5. Click on 'Select ignore colours specified on Web pages' (should contain a tick)

6. Click 'OK'

7. Select 'General' tab and click on 'Colours'

8. Turn off the 'Use hover colours' tick box (should not contain a tick)

9. Select 'Visited' and choose the colour that suits you best, click 'OK'

10. Select 'Not Visited' and choose the colour that suits you best, click 'OK'

11. Select 'OK' for 'Colours'

12. 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.

If you have any problems changing your browser settings, use the Help menu in your browser toolbar.

Netscape Navigator/Communicator instructions

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 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 prevent graphics and images appearing
 

1. Click on 'Edit' and select 'Preferences'

2. Select 'Advanced'

3. De-select 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.