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What is an accessible site?

An accessible website is one that is built using 'universal design' principles so that it can accommodate the broadest range of users - across all circumstances and channels (from huge monitors to small hand-held devices) and including users with disabilities. Our website features alt tags on images which, for users with adaptive technology, describe the image or title on the page.

The following steps about adjusting your browser settings should improve the accessibility and overall experience for all our site visitors.

Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE)

MSIE version 4

  • Select 'View' from the top pull-down menu options
  • Select 'Internet Options'
  • From the menu screen illustrated on the right, you can select the 'Colours' option by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the screen
  • You can now change the default colour for the background and font
  • Used windows colours can be deselected by clicking on the box
  • Once this has been done, you can change the Text and Background selections by clicking on the boxes themselves
  • Selecting the 'Fonts' button will give you the chance to change the style of the font
  • Once selected, any international character set can be selected and any font resident on the computer can be used
  • The Accessibility button allows you to accept or decline styling put in place by an organisation's Cascading Style Sheet
  • The three options available are to ignore colour, font type and font size declarations
  • You can also construct your own standard CSS; this will effect any page accessed and will ensure that the font sizes and colours used are always legible and useful

Different versions of MSIE work in different ways. In MSIE5.5 this same selection process can be accessed by selecting 'Tools' from the top pull-down menu options and then selecting 'Internet Options'.

Netscape Navigator

Although Netscape Navigator approaches things in a slightly different way, it essentially works in the same way as Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Select 'Edit' from the top pull-down menu options
  • Select 'Preferences'
  • From this menu screen you can select the Colours option by clicking on the word
  • You can now change the default colour for the background and font
  • Used windows colours can be deselected by clicking on the box
  • Once this has been done, you can change the Text and Background selections by clicking on the boxes themselves
  • Selecting the Fonts option will give you the chance to change the style of the font used by the browser
  • Once selected, any international character set can be selected and any font resident on the computer can be used

 

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