We have designed and developed our website to offer more accessibility options and to help you find your way more easily around the site.
Site accessibility features
By default, text is set at the smallest font size, but you can resize the text on all pages to larger fonts, using the font links at the top of the page:
- At the very top of the page, towards the centre you will find two different sized ‘A’s.
- Select the second ‘A’ (A+) to get the next largest size font, select it again to get the next largest font size available and so forth.
- Select the first ‘A’ (A-) to reduce the font size or select the reset arrow to return to the original font size.
Contrast – Set your colour scheme
By default, our web pages are displayed in standard colours, but you can change the display to high contrast, using the contrast links at the top of the page:
- At the very top of the page, towards the centre you will find a contrast button.
- Select the contrast button to change the page display to display in high contrast.
- Select the contrast button again or the reset arrow to change the display to return to the standard colours.
Customising your computer
AbilityNet and the BBC have developed information on making your computer easier to use. My Computer My Waycovers:
- vision – help with seeing your screen
- hearing – help with sounds and audio
- motor – help with keyboard and mouse difficulties
- cognitive – help with reading, spelling and understanding
For more information: www.abilitynet.org.uk/mcmw
Using keyboard shortcuts
You can use keys on the keyboard to move around our website more quickly. These are called shortcuts, and the keys you use depend on your browser. Find information for the four main browsers by selecting:
- Internet Explorer version 6 shortcuts
- Internet Explorer version 7 shortcuts
- Internet Explorer version 8 shortcuts
- Internet Explorer version 9 shortcuts
- Chrome shortcuts
- Firefox shortcuts
- Opera shortcuts
- Safari shortcuts
You can find out about accessibility features for a variety of systems:
- www.abilitynet.org.uk – for information about how disabled people can use computers and the internet
- www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility – My web my way for information and tutorials, developed by the BBC and AbilityNet, on customising your computer
- www.screenreader.net/ – for access to the award-winning free screen reader Thunder
- www.microsoft.com/enable/training/default.aspx – for details about the Microsoft accessibility wizard and how to use it
- www.google.co.uk/accessibility/products – accessibility features for Google products
- www.apple.com/accessibility – for details about the Apple Macintosh accessibility features
- www.accessfirefox.org/ – to enable accessibility features in Firefox and download extentions
Comments and feedback
If you have any comments or feedback about any of the features or content on our site we would love to hear what you have to say. Please contact us.