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Accessibility

This website follows standard guidelines to make it accessible to people with visual impairment, mobility or arthritic problems.

On this page guidance is given on how to:

Enlarge the text on a web page

Internet Explorer From the View menu, select Text size and choose your preferred option.
Firefox From the View menu, select Text size and choose Increase or Decrease.
Safari From the View menu, select Text size and choose Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller.
Netscape Open the View menu and choose Increase Font or Decrease Font.
Opera From the View menu, select Zoom and choose a magnification factor.

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Change the colour of the text and page background


Internet Explorer From the Tools menu, select Internet Options. Click the Colors button. Unticking the ‘Use windows colors’ box will allow you to select your preferred options.
Firefox From the Tools menu, select Options. Click the Colours button and select your preferred options.
Safari You can create a ‘style sheet’ you’re your preferred styles – visit the Safari website for advice.
Netscape From the Edit menu, select Preferences. In the Appearance tab, choose Colors and set your preferences.
Opera There are many ways to customise your settings – visit the Opera website for advice.

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Use the tab key to follow links
Rather than clicking on a link with your mouse, you can use the Tab key on your keyboard to move in order through the links on the page. Each link in turn will be surrounded by a thin line. Press Enter to follow the selected link.

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Scroll up and down

If you find it difficult to scroll down the page using the bar on the right, try using the arrow keys on your keyboard instead. You can also move a screen's length at a time using your keyboard's Page Up and Page Down buttons.

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Spot the mouse pointer

If you are using Windows, you can set up your computer so that a circle surrounds your mouse pointer, making it easier to spot, when you press the Control key.
  • Click 'Start' at the bottom left corner of your screen.
  • Select 'Control Panel'.
  • Click the 'Mouse' icon (if it's not showing, click 'Printers and other hardware' first, then 'Mouse').
  • Click the 'Pointers' tab at the top of the little window.
  • Place a tick in the box next to 'Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key'.
  • Click OK to save and exit.

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