Accessibility

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Using web technologies

If you have a visual impairment or dyslexia, you may find making changes to your web browser settings help you use this web site.

Changing browser settings

To set Internet Explorer to ignore the colours and fonts used in web sites, first go to the ‘Tools’ menu and choose ‘Internet Options’. Then click on the ‘Accessibility’ button, then tick the ‘ignore colours’, ‘ignore font styles’ and ‘ignore font sizes’ boxes. Then click OK to apply the settings.

To change just the size of text go to ‘View – text size’ and choose the setting you are most comfortable with (largest, larger, medium, smaller, smallest).

You may also find it useful to change the default colours and fonts used on your computer. The procedure for doing this is different for different versions of Windows and other operating systems. You should therefore consult your computer’s Help facility for instructions on doing this. Further information is available from AbilityNet’s ‘My computer my way’ website.

If you use a screen reader to access websites, you may find it useful to read how to access pdfs with a screen reader.

With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.

Display settings

In order to make our website easier to read and navigate, you can change display settings such as:

text size
colour and contrast
screen magnification
style sheets

The BBC website ‘My web my way‘ offers help on adjusting these and other features in your specific operating system and browser.

Help with changing display settings from ‘My web my way’

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