Website accessibility

This website has been built to make it accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have a disability.

We welcome any comments, suggestions or feedback you have for us, please feel free to contact our web accessibility team.

Increasing the size of the page and text

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily in your browser settings. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings. 

Nearly all modern browsers can be zoomed in or out by:

  • to increase the size of the page and the font press Ctrl and +
  • to decrease the size of the page and the font size press Ctrl and -
  • to return to 100% zoom press Ctrl and 0.

Chrome

Click on the 3 vertical dots in the top right hand corner. Next to "Zoom" in the drop down menu, click on - or + buttons to zoom out or in.  

For permanent changes: Click on the 3 vertical dots in the top right hand corner. Then select Settings from the drop down menu. Under Appearance you can change Page Zoom (as well as font and font size).

Internet Explorer

Go to the View menu, select Zoom then either Zoom In or Zoom Out.

Edge

Click on the 3 horizontal dots in the top right hand corner. Next to "Zoom" in the drop down menu, click on - or + buttons to zoom out or in.  

Firefox

Click on the stack of three lines ('hamburger") menu icon. Next to "Zoom" in the drop down menu, click on - or + buttons to zoom out or in. 

Alternative text

All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which describes the image or its function as appropriate. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally visible only when the browser’s automatic image loading feature is turned off.

Changing colours

Changing the site’s background colour can be particularly useful for users who rely on magnification technology as white can produce an uncomfortable glare. It is also possible to change the colour of body text on the site.

Both can be achieved by changing preferences in your browser:

Chrome

For permanent changes you need to visit the Chrome web store and choose a suitable extension. 

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options and then click on the Colours button. From here you can override the colours used on this site by specifying which colours you prefer text and links to be displayed in, and which background colour should show on the page. You can also choose colours to be used for links your have previously visited and links when your mouse hovers over them.

Firefox

Click on the stack of three lines ('hamburger") menu icon. Select Options and click on the Colours button. From here you can override the colours used on this site by specifying which colours you prefer text and links to be displayed in, and which background colour should show on the page. You can also choose colours to be used for links your have previously visited and links when your mouse hovers over them.

BBC My web my way

The BBC has developed a website called My web my way. It has comprehensive and up-to-date information on changing your browser settings for Windows, Mac and Linux users.