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Accessibility

This website has been designed and constructed in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the World Wide Web Consortium http://www.w3.org

We also used our own guidelines which include -

  • Using meaningful ALT text for all images to provide descriptive text.
  • Using descriptive hyperlink text.
  • Avoiding the use of frames.

There are other ways in which you can view this site, by changing some of the options in your internet browser. To change the settings on the latest version of Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer please use the instructions below, if you have any problems changing your settings then use the Help menu in your browser toolbar.

Internet Explorer

To Increase Font Size

  • On the browser View menu select 'Text Size'
  • Select from - Smallest, Smaller, Medium, Larger, Largest

To Permanently Apply Font and Colour Changes

  • On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  • On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'
  • Click on the three boxes to show ticks
  • Click 'OK' to enlarge text
  • On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  • On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'
  • Tick the 'Ignore font sizes specified on web pages' check box
  • Click 'OK'
  • On the browser menu select 'View'
  • Click 'Text size'
  • Choose the size of text

To Change Text and Background Colour

  • On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  • On the General tab, select 'Colour'
  • Deselect the 'Use Windows colours' tick box
  • Select the box next to 'Text' and choose a colour
  • Click 'OK'
  • Select the box next to 'Background' and choose a colour
  • Click 'OK'

To Prevent Graphics and Images Appearing

  • On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  • On the Advanced tab, scroll down to the 'Multimedia' heading
  • Deselect the graphics options 'Animations', 'Videos', 'Pictures' and 'Images' by clicking on the boxes to remove the ticks
  • Click 'Apply' then 'OK'

To Change the Size of the Window

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

To Change the Colour of Links Displayed on a Screen

  • On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  • On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'
  • Click on 'Select ignore colours specified on Web pages' (should contain a tick)
  • Click 'OK'
  • Select 'General' tab and click on 'Colours'
  • Turn off the 'Use hover colours' tick box (should not contain a tick)
  • Select 'Visited' and choose the colour that suits you best, click 'OK'
  • Select 'Not Visited' and choose the colour that suits you best, click 'OK'
  • Select 'OK' for 'Colours'
  • Select 'OK' for 'Internet Options'
  • If you have any problems changing your browser settings, use the Help menu in your browser toolbar.

Mozilla Firefox

To Enlarge Text

  • On the browser View menu select 'Text Zoom (100%)'
  • Select from - Smaller. Larger, 50%, 75%, 90%, 100% (Original Size), 120%, 150%, 200%, Other (300%).....

To Permanently Enlarge Text

  • Click on 'Edit' and select 'Preferences'
  • Select 'Appearance' and click on 'Font'
  • Choose the 'Variable Width Font' and 'Fixed Width Font' that you want
  • Click 'OK' to set these fonts for all future use, click 'Use my default fonts overriding document specified fonts'

To Change Text and Background Colour

  • Click 'Edit' and select 'Preferences'
  • Select 'Appearance' and click 'Colours'
  • Select the box next to 'Text' and choose a colour
  • Click 'OK'
  • Select the box next to 'Background' and choose a colour
  • Click 'OK'
  • 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

  • Click 'Edit' and select 'Preferences'
  • Select 'Advanced'
  • Deselect the graphics option 'Automatically load images' by clicking on the box to remove the tick
  • Click 'OK'