Accessibility

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Pop-up blockers may prevent links to Word documents on our site from opening. So if you click a link and nothing happens, hold down the Ctrl key and click the link again (holding the Ctrl key overrides the pop-up blocker).

Site accessibility - bigger text and colour changes
If you need to change the size of the text or the colours on the page, most browsers will allow you to change the background and text colours (as well as the colour of hyperlinks) and to change font size. There is no sound on this website.
Click on your browser name to find out how to change the settings (after making changes you may need to click on the "Refresh" or "Reload" button for the changes to take effect)


Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 & 8
Improving Colour Contrast
:
  • Click on "Tools" at the top right of the window
  • Select Internet Options
  • Click on the Accessibility button
  • Check the box next to "Ignore colors specified on web pages"
  • Click on OK once to return to the options menu
  • Click on the Colors button
  • Deselect "Use Windows colors" (click to get rid of the check mark in the box)
  • Click on the colour that you wish to modify (text, background or links)
  • Click on the desired colour from the colour palette
  • Click on OK once to return to the Colors menu
  • Click on OK again when you've completed your modifications
  • With the second click, the colours on your screen should change
  • Experiment with a variety of combinations until you find the one that is most comfortable for reading on-screen

Increasing Font Size

  • Click the magnifier symbol at the bottom right of the window and select a magnification percentage

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 & 6

Improving Colour Contrast:
  • From the menu bar at the top, pull down the Tools menu
  • Select Internet Options
  • Click on the Accessibility button that is near the bottom
  • Check the box next to "Ignore colors specified on web pages"
  • Click on OK once to return to the options menu
  • Click on the Colors button that is near the bottom
  • Deselect "Use Windows colors" (click to get rid of the check mark in the box)
  • Click on the colour that you wish to modify (text, background or links)
  • Click on the desired colour from the colour palette
  • Click on OK once to return to the Colors menu
  • Click on OK again when you've completed your modifications
  • With the second click, the colours on your screen should change
  • Experiment with a variety of combinations until you find the one that is most comfortable for reading on-screen

Increasing Font Size

  • From the menu bar at the top, pull down the View menu
  • Select Text Size
  • There are 5 choices, ranging from smallest to largest
  • Select a new font size

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 4

Improving Colour Contrast
  • From the menu bar at the top, pull down the view menu
  • Select Internet Options
  • Click on the Colors button that is near the bottom
  • Deselect "Use Windows colors" (click to get rid of the check mark in the box)
  • Click on the colour that you wish to modify (text, background or links)
  • Click on the desired colour from the colour palette
  • Click on OK once to return to the Colors menu
  • Click on OK again when you've completed your modifications
  • With the second click, the colours on your screen should change
  • Experiment with a variety of combinations until you find the one that is most comfortable for reading on-screen.

Increasing Font Size

  • From the menu bar at the top, pull down the View menu
  • Select Internet Options
  • Click on the Font button that is near the bottom
  • Use the pull-down Font Size menu to select a new size. There are 5 choices, ranging from smallest to largest
  • Use the pull-down Proportional Font menu to select a new font style
  • When you've made your selections, click on the OK button

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Mozilla Firefox


Increasing Font Size

  • From the menu bar at the top, pull down the View menu
  • Select Text Size, then either Increase or Decrease

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Netscape Navigator 6

Improving Colour Contrast
  • From the menu bar at the top, pull down the Edit menu
  • Select Preferences
  • Click on Colors, which is listed under Appearances on the left side of the dialog box
  • Deselect "system colors"(click to get rid of the check mark in the box)
  • Click on the colour that you wish to modify (text, background or links)
  • Click on the desired colour from the colour palette
  • Click OK

Increasing Font Size

  • From the menu bar at the top, pull down the Edit menu
  • Select Preferences
  • Click on Fonts, which is listed under Appearances
  • Choose a font size from the options listed
  • Click on the desired font size from the pull-down menu
  • Click OK

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Netscape Navigator 4

Improving Colour Contrast
  • If you are using Netscape 4, you will not be able to change the text colour, but you can still vary the contrast by changing the background colour
  • From the menu bar at the top, pull down the Edit menu
  • Select Preferences
  • Double-click on Colors, which is listed under APPEARANCES. (If Colors does not appear, double-click on Appearances, which should bring up Colors)
  • Deselect "Use Windows colors" (click to get rid of the check mark in the box)
  • Click on the colour that you wish to modify (text, background or links)
  • Click on the desired colour from the colour palette
  • Click OK once to return to the Colors menu
  • Click OK again when you've completed your modifications
  • With the second click, the colours on your screen should change
  • Experiment with a variety of combinations until you find the one that is most comfortable for reading on-screen
  • Once you've tested and selected the combination that gives you the easiest legibility, you can select (click on) "Always use my colors, overriding document"

Increasing Font Size

  • To increase the font size hold down control and press the ] (close square bracket) key
  • To decrease the font size hold down control and press the [ (open square bracket) key