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Accessibility

Accessibility

Pop-Up Blockers

Pop-up blockers (Windows XP, Google, Yahoo and others). If you have a pop-up blocker enabled it may prevent links to documents on our site from opening, it may also prevent links to other websites from opening. If you click a link and nothing happens, hold down the Ctrl key and click the link again (holding the Ctrl key overrides the pop-up blocker).

Site Accessibility - Bigger Text and Colour Changes

If you need to change the size of the text or the colours on the page, most browsers will allow you to change the background and text colours (as well as the colour of hyperlinks) and to change font size. There is no sound on this website. Click on your browser name below to find out how to change the settings (after making changes you may need to click on the "Refresh" or "Reload" button for the changes to take effect)

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

Make text larger or smaller

You can increase or decrease the font size on a webpage to make it more legible in Internet Explorer for the desktop.

To change the text size

  1. Open Internet Explorer for the desktop.
  2. Press the Alt key to display the menu bar.
  3. Tap or click View, and then tap or click Text size.
  4. Choose to make text larger or smaller than the size on the screen.

Change the font, formatting, and colors on webpages

You can choose the font type and size as well as the foreground and background colors that are used to display webpages. You can also choose the color used for links in pages.

To choose website fonts

  1. Open Internet Explorer for the desktop.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button, and then tap or click Internet options.
  3. Tap or click the General tab, and then, under Appearance, tap or click Fonts.
  4. Select the fonts you want to use, tap or click OK, and then tap or click OK again.

To choose website colors

  1. Open Internet Explorer for the desktop.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button, and then tap or click Internet options.
  3. Tap or click the General tab, and then, under Appearance, tap or click Colors.
  4. Clear the Use Windows colors check box.
  5. For each color that you want to change, tap or click the color box, select a new color, and then tap or click OK.
  6. Tap or click OK, and then tap or click OK again.

To override all font and color settings for websites

  1. Open Internet Explorer for the desktop.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button, and then tap or click Internet options.
  3. Tap or click the General tab, and then, under Appearance, tap or click Accessibility.
  4. Select the Ignore colors specified on webpagesIgnore font styles specified on webpages, and Ignore font sizes specified on webpages check boxes.
  5. Tap or click OK, and then tap or click OK again.

For more help

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

Make text larger or smaller

You can increase or decrease the font size on a webpage to make it more legible in Internet Explorer.

To change the text size

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press the Alt key to display the menu bar.
  3. Tap or click View, and then tap or click Text size.
  4. Choose to make text larger or smaller than the size on the screen.

Change the font, formatting and colours on webpages

You can choose the font type and size as well as the foreground and background colors that are used to display webpages. You can also choose the color used for links in pages.

To choose website fonts

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab, and then, under Appearance, click Fonts.
  4. Select the fonts you want to use, click OK, and then click OK again.

To choose website colors

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab, and then, under Appearance, click Colors.
  4. Clear the Use Windows colors check box.
  5. For each color that you want to change, click the color box, select a new color, and then click OK.
  6. Click OK, and then click OK again.

To override all font and color settings for websites

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab, and then, under Appearance, click Accessibility.
  4. Select the Ignore colors specified on webpages, Ignore font styles specified on webpages, and Ignore font sizes specified on webpages check boxes.
  5. Click OK, and then click OK again.

For more help

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 & 8

Improving Colour Contrast:

  • Click on "Tools" at the top right of the window
  • Select Internet Options
  • Click on the Accessibility button
  • Check the box next to "Ignore colors specified on web pages"
  • Click on OK once to return to the options menu
  • Click on the Colors button
  • Deselect "Use Windows colors" (click to get rid of the check mark in the box)
  • Click on the colour that you wish to modify (text, background or links)
  • Click on the desired colour from the colour palette
  • Click on OK once to return to the Colors menu
  • Click on OK again when you've completed your modifications
  • With the second click, the colours on your screen should change
  • Experiment with a variety of combinations until you find the one that is most comfortable for reading on-screen

Increasing Font Size

  • Click the magnifier symbol at the bottom right of the window and select a magnification percentage

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Improving Colour Contrast:

  • From the menu bar at the top, pull down the Tools menu
  • Select Internet Options
  • Click on the Accessibility button that is near the bottom
  • Check the box next to "Ignore colors specified on web pages"
  • Click on OK once to return to the options menu
  • Click on the Colors button that is near the bottom
  • Deselect "Use Windows colors" (click to get rid of the check mark in the box)
  • Click on the colour that you wish to modify (text, background or links)
  • Click on the desired colour from the colour palette
  • Click on OK once to return to the Colors menu
  • Click on OK again when you've completed your modifications
  • With the second click, the colours on your screen should change
  • Experiment with a variety of combinations until you find the one that is most comfortable for reading on-screen

Increasing Font Size

  • From the menu bar at the top, pull down the View menu
  • Select Text Size
  • There are 5 choices, ranging from smallest to largest
  • Select a new font size

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Mozilla Firefox

Increasing Font Size

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click Options
  2. Select the Content panel.
  3. Under Fonts & Colors, use the drop-down menus to select the font and font size of your choice.

              

  4. Click OK to close the Options window

For help please visit Firefox support     

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Chrome

Adjust fonts, languages and encodings

Google Chrome's font and language settings let you read the web and use the browser in your native tongue. Follow these steps to change these settings:

  1. Click the spanner icon  on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings and go to the "Web Content" section. Here are the various settings that you can adjust:

Browser interface language

Web page language preferences

Default fonts and encodings

For help please visit Chrome support  

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Safari

Make webpages easier to see

You can make the text and images on webpages larger so they're easier to read. When you enlarge images and graphics, Safari keeps the text sharp and maintains the webpage's layout.

Enlarge text and images on webpages

While viewing a page in the Safari window, do either of the following:

  • Choose Page menu > Zoom In.
  • To enlarge only the text, choose Page menu > Zoom Text Only, and then choose Page menu > Zoom In.

The Page menu is near the upper-right corner of the Safari window, and looks like a page with a corner turned down.

Enlarge small fonts on webpages

  1. Open Safari if it is not already open.
  2. Choose Action menu > Preferences, and then click Advanced. (The Action menu is near the upper-right corner of the Safari window, and looks like a gear.)
  3. Select "Never use font sizes smaller than," and choose a font size from the pop-up menu.

Not all small fonts used on webpages can be enlarged. Small fonts in images, for example, are not affected by this setting. Some webpages may not look correct if you select this option.

You can add a Text Size button to the Safari toolbar by customizing the Safari window.

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Opera

For help please visit  Opera support 

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