Accessibility

This site is best viewed using Internet Explorer 7+Firefox or Safari (Mac) web browsers. There are a variety of accessibility features to help you use the site. You can increase or decrease text size and translate the entire site into a number of languages. Links to these features can be found on the left hand side under the main navigation list. Free screen reading software is available from www.screenreader.net or www.naturalreaders.com/download.htm (this page includes a version for Mac OSX)

For Internet Explorer
For instant results, hold down the ctrl key and press the plus sign to increase the displayed font size. To reduce the font size, hold down ctrl and press the minus sign.
A more permanent solution is to change your browsers settings to ensure that it displays the size of font that you need, whenever you use the internet. To do this, open the Tools menu and select Internet Options. Choose the General tab and then the Accessibility option. You will then see a dialogue box that allows you to ignore the colours, fonts and sizes of webpages and subsitute them with your own.
Internet Explorer also allows you to create your own style sheet that has all the formatting that you want, allowing you to override a page's formatting with something that suits you better.
More information about Microsoft accessibility options can be found here.

For Firefox
For instant results, hold down the ctrl key and press the plus sign to increase the displayed font size. To reduce the font size, hold down ctrl and press the minus sign.
To make sure webpages always display in the way that suits you, then open the Tools menu, select OptionsEdit and then PreferencesFirefox, and choose Preferences. Select the Content panel and use the Fonts and Colors section to choose the settings that you prefer. To force pages to use your settings rather than their own, open the Advanced button and uncheck the box 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts'.
More information about accessibility options in Firefox can be found here.

For Safari
General information about accessibility of Apple products can be found on their website here.

Keyboard Shortcuts
Information about how to use keyboard shortcuts in the Windows environment (called 'caret browsing') can be found on the Microsoft accessibility website.

More help and information
If you would like more help or information about the accessibility of these webpages, or about the options available for customising your use of the internet, then please email Dan Turpin