Site Accessibility Assistance


Changing the size of the text on your screen

You can change the size of the text by changing your browser settings.

In Internet Explorer, go to the View drop-down menu and click on Text size then select the text size you want.

In Netscape go to the View drop-down menu and click on Text size, then select a larger or smaller percentage or click on larger (or smaller).

Changing your computer screen settings

On a PC running Windows, you can change the size of the image on your screen by going to the Start menu and clicking on Settings; select Control Panel, then click on Display then Settings. You can change the size of your desktop by using the sliding bar.

On an Apple Macintosh, select the Monitor & Sound Control Panel to change your screen resolution.

Keyboard and mouse settings

You can fine-tune your mouse and keyboard by going to the Start menu and clicking on Settings, then selecting Control Panel. Click on Accessibility then adjust the settings.

PDF documents

If you need to convert PDF documents, Adobe® offers conversion tools at: www.adobe.com/accessibility

Changing Colours (Internet Explorer)

This explains step-by-step how to change the text and background colours in Internet Explorer

Instructions

1. Open the ' Tools ' menu with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt'+'T'.
2. Select the 'Internet Options' option with the mouse or by pressing 'O'.
3. Check the 'Ignore colours specified on web page' checkbox with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt'+'C' as shown in Fig 2 .
4. Click the 'OK' button with the mouse once or by pressing 'Enter' once which will return you to the 'Internet Options' box.

At this point it might appear than little has happened, but what has changed is the website is now using the colour scheme you have on your computer. If you are happy with the colours you do not need to take any further steps, just click 'OK' or press 'Enter' to return to the browser. If however you still need to change the text or background colours on the web page take the following steps:

1. With the 'Internet Options' box still open click on the 'Colors' button or press 'Alt'+'O'.
2. The default setting is to have the 'Use Windows colors' option selected, to use your own colours click the box to remove the tick with the mouse or press 'Alt'+'W' (see Fig 3 above).
3. Select either the 'Text' button with the mouse (the 'Use Windows colors' option must not be selected for this to work), or by pressing 'Alt'+'T', or the 'Background' button with the mouse, or by pressing 'Alt'+'B'.
4. Select the colour of your choice with the mouse orby using the arrow keys.
5. Select the 'OK' button twice with the mouse or by pressing 'Enter' twice.
6. Now press 'OK' or press 'Enter' to return to Internet Explorer.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies – in this case contact your local IT support for further help.