Accessibility

Accessibility2018-02-08T12:17:32+00:00

Most browsers and computers allow you to change the size of text, to make text either smaller or larger.

Changing text size in the browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

  • Open the page menu
  • Select text size
  • Select your preferred text size

You can find out more about the Internet Explorer 7 browser at the Microsoft website.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 – 10

  • Open the view menu
  • Select text size
  • Select your preferred text size

You can find out more about the Internet Explorer 8 – 10 browsers at the Microsoft website.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open the view menu
  • Select text size
  • Select your preferred text size from the available options
  • Alternatively hold down the ‘ctrl’ and use the ‘+’ or ‘-‘ key to make the text larger or smaller.

You can find out more about the Firefox browser at the Mozilla Firefox website.

Apple Safari

  • Open the View menu
  • Select ‘make text bigger’ to increase the text size, or ‘make text smaller’ to decrease the text size
  • Alternatively hold down the ‘CMD’ and use the ‘+’ or ‘-‘ key to make the text larger or smaller.

You can find out more about the Safari browser at the Apple website.

Opera

  • Open view
  • Select Zoom and choose a size by %.
  • Alternatively select the browser window and use ‘+’ to make the text larger and ‘-‘ to make it smaller

You can find out more about the Opera browser at the Opera website.

Google Chrome

  • Click the Control the current page button.
  • Select Text Zoom.
  • Select Larger or Smaller, or Normal to make text the default size.

You can find out more about the Chrome browser at the Google website

Keyboard Shortcuts

We have provided a number of keyboard shortcuts to to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse.

  • Windows-based systems  in general, press the “Alt” key and the relevant access key.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 or later » press “Alt” and the relevant number / letter, then press the “Enter” key
  • Mozilla Firefox version 2 or later » press “Alt” + “Shift” and the relevant number / letter at the same time
  • Netscape version 8.0 or later » press “Alt” and the relevant number / letter at the same time
  • Opera 8.0 or later » hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey

 

Alt + 1 – Home Page – Links to the Home page
Alt + 2 – Skip to content  – Skip to main content

Alt + 3- Jump to top of page – Top of page

Alt + 4 – Contact Page – Links to the Contact page

Alt + 5 – Site Map – Links to the Site Map page

For useful information on how to optimise your computer to suit your needs visit the http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/