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Our website uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for presentation purposes.  A modern browser is needed to make the most out of our site, though the site is still usable in older browsers and alternative devices. All web pages are checked for compliance with current accessibility and coding standards.

How do I make the text bigger so that it is easier for me to read?

How do I change colours so that the contrast is better for me?

I find a mouse difficult to use - how do I move around without one?

What are PDF's and how do I read them?

Where can I obtain the latest version of my Internet browser?

How do I make the text bigger so that it is easier for me to read?

Using your browser controls:

Most browsers will change text size by pressing the CTRL and + (increase) or CTRL and - (decrease) keys. You can also make the change using the menus:

With Internet Explorer, go to View > Text size > and select the size you want.

With Mozilla Firefox, go to View > Text size > and select the size you want.

With Netscape, go to View > Text zoom > and select the size you want.

How do I change colours so that the contrast is better for me?

To change the colour of the text and background your browser displays you need to find the Colors option dialogue box.

Using Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet options > Colors Uncheck Use windows colors and select the colours you prefer.

Using Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools > Options > Content, click the Colors button and select the colours you prefer.

Using Netscape, go to Edit > Preferences > Colors Select Use my chosen colors

I find a mouse difficult to use - how do I move around without one?

Access keys allow you to move around the main areas of the site without using a mouse.

Press the ALT key (Windows) or the Control key (Mac) and the appropriate letter key to jump to the link, and then Return to activate the link.

Access keys for Internet Explorer are set as follows:

ALT and 1 = Skip navigation
ALT and 3 = Jump to the page Navigation
ALT and i = Home Page
ALT and c = Contact Page
ALT and a = Accessibility Page
ALT and h = Site help
ALT and m = Site map

How Access keys work can depend on the browser you are using. If you experience any difficulty, please consult your software's Help pages.

What are PDF's and how do I read them?

PDF stands for Portable Document File. It is the most popular way of making downloadable documents available on the web.

You need a plug-in called Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.  You can download this free. Users who have concerns about accessibility should visit Adobes accessibility website.

Adobe Acrobat documents can be converted to plain text documents using Adobe PDF Conversion by Simple Form.

The latest version of Acrobat Reader (version 7) has a Read Out Loud facility, which can be found under the View menu.

Where can I obtain the latest version of my Internet browser?

The most recent versions can be downloaded from the web.

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Netscape

Opera

Safari (MAC or Windows)