Our aim is to make the site as easy to navigate as possible. We hope that the following information will be useful in aiding accessibility on this website.
For even more tips on making your browsing experience easier, take a look at BBC My Web My Way site which explains how to set up your computer to make the web more accessible.
Internet Explorer, choose Tools, then Internet Options and select Accessibility. You can put ticks in the boxes to Ignore colors specified on Web pages, Ignore font styles on Web pages and Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages.
You can then you can then vary the text size see below.
You can also format documents using your own style sheet by Browsing to a suitable CSS file.
To increase text size
Internet Explorer, go to the View menu and select Text Size
Mozilla Firefox, go to the View menu and select Text Size
Opera, go to the File menu, select Preferences then Fonts and then change Minimum font size (pixels)
Changing the site’s background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site. Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:
Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select InternetOptions, select Colors and make changes to text and background colours in the Colors panel.
Mozilla, go to Tools, select Options and General. From here you will be able to change colours and other settings.
Opera, go to File, select Preferences and Fonts. Double click on the text you want to edit the colour of. To edit the background colour, go to File, then Preferences and select Page style. You can edit the background colour and other settings from here
If you are using Windows XP Home/Professional edition or Windows 2000 there is a facility available which helps you configure Windows for your vision, hearing, and mobility needs.
The wizard can be accessed by going to the start menu, then programs, then accessories and then accessibility.
Using a Screen Reader
Turning Pictures Off
Some Screen Readers work better on this site when the pictures have been turned off. To turn pictures off please do the following:
Internet Explorer 5.5, on the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options. Click the Advanced tab. Under Multimedia, uncheck the Show pictures check box, and click Apply and OK.
Shortcut Keys for use with some screen readers
If the web page is greater than one screenful you can use the following keys from Live mode to navigate the web page:
Go to next page SHIFT+BACKSPACE
Go to previous page BACKSPACE
Display a shortcut menu for a hyperlink SHIFT+F10
Move between frames SHIFT+CONTROL+TAB
Scroll toward the beginning of a page UP ARROW
Scroll toward the end of a page DOWN ARROW
Scroll toward the beginning of a page in larger pages PAGE UP
Scroll toward the end of a page in larger increments PAGE DOWN
Move to the beginning of a page HOME
Move to the end of a page END
If you have any difficulties using this site that you believe we could address, please let us know.
If you have a solution to suggest, please feel free to do so.
You can contact the Webmaster via the following address email@example.com