Site accessibility features

We have designed our website to offer more accessibility options and to help you find your way more easily around the site

Resizeable text

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.

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 viewing options link at the top of the page.

Select a language

By default, our web pages are displayed in English, you can change to a different language by selecting the select a language link at the top of the page

Customising your computer

AbilityNet and the BBC have developed information on making your computer easier to use.  My computer my way covers:

  1. Vision – helps with seeing your screen
  2. hearing – helps with sounds and audio
  3. motor – helps with keyboard and mouse difficulties
  4. 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.  Findinformation for the main browsers by selecting one of the following:

  1. Internet Explorer version 7 shortcuts
  2. Internet Explorer version 8 shortcuts
  3. Internet Explorer version 9 shortcuts
  4. Chrome shortcuts
  5. Firefox shortcuts
  6. Opera shortcuts
  7. Safari shortcuts

Useful links

You can find out more about accessibility features for a variety of systems using the links below:

  1. www.ability.org.uk – for information about how disabled people can use computers and the internet
  2. www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility – My web my way for information and tutorials, developed by the BBC and AbilityNet, on customising your computer
  3. www.screenreader.net/ – for access to the award winning free screen reader Thunder
  4. www.microsoft.com/enable/training/default.aspx – for details about the Microsoft accessibility wizard and how to use it.
  5. www.google.co.uk/accessibility/products – accessibility features for Google products
  6. www.apple.com/accessibility – for details about the Apple Macintosh accessibility features
  7. www.accessfirefox.org/ – to enable accessibility features in Firefox and download extensions

Comments and feedback

If you have any comments or feedback about any of the features or content on our website we would love to hear from you.  Please contact us

 

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