Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring that our website meets high standards of accessibility and usability.

  • Text Resizing
  • Web Accessibility Initiative
  • W3C Standards
  • Menu Navigation (Access Keys)
  • Reporting problems

Text Resizing

If you have a general problem with the size of text on websites (ours and others) there are four ways of increasing the size:

  • Change Operating System Preferences
    You can change settings within Windows or Macintosh operating system to increase the size of text used - this makes all text on your computer larger (not just websites)
  • Change Browser Preferences
    You can change settings within your browser to increase the default size of "normal" text - this has the effect of enlarging the text on all the websites that you visit (provided those websites have been built in an accessible way)
    • Internet Explorer 6
      From the top menu bar, select View and point to Text size
    • Internet Explorer 7
      From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size
    • Mozilla, Firefox and most other browsers (PC)
      Hold down the CTRL key and press + Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press -
    • Macintosh (Safari, Firefox and most other browsers) 
      Hold down the Command key and press + Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press -
  • Zoom-in (Modern Browsers only)
    You can use modern browsers to enlarge any web-page - the effect is to zoom-in to the page just like enlarging an image. All "modern" browsers support this feature: Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer 8 (but unfortunately not Internet Explorer versions 6 or 7)
  • Change Size only for this Website
    You can use the font enlargement controls on this page to increase the text size of this website (which only effects this website)