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We have tried to make this website as accessible and usable as possible, following best-practice accessibility guidelines.
At present our website complies with level "A" of the WAI guidelines. Our website also meets most of the criteria for level "AA" compliance, and we are working to toward achieving this in full.
However, you may wish to change the way this website looks to make it easier for you to read and use.
Below is some basic advice, courtesy of the BBC, with links to the BBC website on helpful ways to customise your web browsing experience.
How to make your text larger
You can make the text on your computer easier to see and read in a number of ways. These guides explain how to increase the text size in your operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux). You can also make the text bigger in specific programmes such as web browsers, which will make it easier to surf the internet.
There are three ways to do this…
- Make the text larger on your computer
Change the settings in your operating system to make the text easier to see every time you use your computer.
- Make the text larger in your browser
Increase the text size in web browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox temporarily, or for every time you surf the internet.
- Make the text larger in applications
Make the text bigger in applications such as Microsoft Word, OpenOffice.org Writer or Adobe Reader.
How to change text and background colours
>Some people find certain text and background colour combinations difficult to read, while others prefer to always have a specific colour, such as white text on a black background. These guides explain how you can change the text and background colours in your operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux) and browser to better suit your needs.
There are two ways to do this…
- Change the colours on your computer
Change the settings in your operating system so that your chosen colours appear every time you use your computer.
- Change the colours in your browser
Choose your preferred text and background colours for whenever you visit websites in browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.
View further assessibility and usability advice from the BBC