Accessibility Links

Access to all

We have tried to ensure that this website is accessible to everyone. If you are one of the many people that have difficulties with their eyesight and viewing different formats of text and colours. Here are some ideas and links for the very many people who find certain text styles or fonts difficult to read on web sites. By using the mouse you can use the directions, shown below, to alter the size of the text, larger or smaller, on your emails as well..

Viewing options

To assist you, we have quoted alternative ways to view this website. The font Arial is a clear, simple style but there are the others that you can try, with Verdana too being quite popular.

For variation we have used Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, and sans-serif fonts, as it is felt that these give alternatives, whilst still keeping things easy to view without being fussy.

It is considered that Ems and Percentages give the best units for sizing fonts and layouts in CSS [Cascading Style Sheets]. As a font size measurement, using ems makes sure that web pages will be accessible to most browsers.

Web browsers that support resizing, can also accommodate this feature and they are specified relative to the user's font size preferences, and can therefore adapt to the viewer's screen.

If these sizes are still not suitable, please follow how to increase the size of the text. It may be of further help to follow the links to accessibility websites shown below. standards-compliant browser

To increase the text size using one of these browsers

  • Internet Explorer: View > Text size Firefox: View > Text size
  • Opera: File > Preferences > Fonts > Minimum font size (pixels)
  • Fire Fox > View > Zoom
  • Safari for Windows >View >Make Text Bigger

You can zoom in and out of pages including images, in the View > Zoom menu, or with the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • * Press Ctrl to display the web page one size larger.
  • * Press Ctrl+ to display the web page one size smaller.
  • * Press Ctrl to display the web page at its normal size.

Alternatively, scroll with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key.

These links will also show you how you can change fonts in your browser and many other ways to access the web.

  • My Web - My Way - Do you need help in making the web easier to use? This site explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you. Making Text Easier to See - is also to be found at AbilityNet
  • Web Credible - Web usability Based in London, UK, Webcredible offers a range of user experience, usability, accessibility and design services.
  • AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology. It is the UKs leading provider of expertise on computing and disability. They offer a one-stop shop for need assessment, technical expertise, advice and support.