Accessibility

Using the Site

We have used a font that makes text easy to read. We ensure that navigation through our websites works in a consistent way.We aim to keep our wording easy to understand. The content has been written and formatted to make it accessible. For example:

  • Headings highlight sections of text
  • Sentences are short with the meaning at the beginning
  • Links use meaningful text

Here are a few helpful ways in which you can start using the website more easily.

To enlarge text on the site

  1. On the browser Tools menu select ‘Internet Options’
  2. On the General tab, select ‘Accessibility’
  3. Tick the ‘Ignore font sizes specified on web pages’ check box
  4. Click on ‘OK
  5. On the browser menu select ‘view’
  6.  Click ‘text size’
  7. Choose the size of text

To change text and/or colour on the site

  1. On the browser Tools menu select ‘Internet Options’
  2. On the General tab, select ‘Colour’
  3. Deselect the ‘Use Windows Colours’ tick box
  4. Select the box next to ‘Text’ and choose a colour
  5. Click on ‘OK’
  6. Select the box next to ‘Background’ and choose a colour
  7. Click on ‘OK’

To change the size of the window of the site

On the browser View menu select ‘Full screen’ or press F11

To change the colour of links displayed on a screen

  1. On the browser Tools menu select ‘Internet Options’
  2. On the General tab, select ‘Accessibility’
  3. Click on ‘Select ignore colours specified on Web pages’ (should contain a tick) –
  4. Click ‘OK’
  5. Select ‘General’ tab and click on ‘Colours’
  6. Turn off the ‘Use hover colours’ tick box (should not contain a tick)
  7. Select ‘Visited’ and choose the colour that suits you best, Click OK
  8. Select ‘Not Visited’ and choose the colour that suits you best, Click OK
  9. Select ‘OK’ for ‘Colours’
  10. Select ‘OK’ for ‘Internet Options’

Where to start

Use the sitemap to get an overview of what is on the site

Search Tips

A search box appears at the top of each page. To get the best results follow these tips:

Use keywords – the search won’t work well using natural language, keywords will find better results.

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

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