Accessibility

We are committed to making our website as accessible as possible. We aim to meet Priority 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines in all parts of the website, and will continue to improve as the available technologies adapt & change.

Access keys

There are access keys to our main pages. To use these, press the key combination for the page you want to go to and then press enter. The access key combinations are:

  • Alt 1 Links to our home page
  • Alt 2 Links to the news page
  • Alt 3 Links to the resources page
  • Alt 4 Links to the contact page
  • Alt 5 Links to the cookies page
  • Alt 6 links to the legal page
  • Alt 7 links to the privacy page
  • Alt 0 Links to access key details (this page)

Please visit the W3 accessibility guidelines and RNIB web access centre more information.

Changing your font size

  • Internet Explorer - Select View > Text size, and then your preferred size
  • Google Chrome - Select the Tool icon, then use Zoom
  • Mozilla Firefox - Select Tools Options > Content > Fonts & Colours then your chosen size
  • Opera - Select Tools > Preferences > Web pages > Normal font then your chosen size
  • Safari -Select Safari > Preferences > Appearance then your chosen font and size
  • Netscape - Select View > Text zoom, and then your preferred percentage size

Style sheets and Font colours

In accordance with W3C guidelines, this site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control its appearance and layout. However, you are not bound to using our own CSS, and may import your own. Described below are the ways in which you can do this inside your own web browser:

  • Internet Explorer - Select Tools > Internet options > Accessibility. Next click on any or all of three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format documents using my style sheet' then simply browse to your style sheet and click OK
  • Google Chrome - Select the Tool icon, then Options and Under The Bonnet
  • Mozilla Firefox - Select Tools > Options > Content > Fonts & Colours then your chosen font family
  • Opera - Select Tools > Preferences > Web pages > Normal font then your chosen colour
  • Safari - Select Safari > Preferences > Appearance > Standard Font > then your chosen colourNetscape users - Select Edit > Preferences > Appearance then your chosen colours and fonts