Accessibility

For guidance on customising how you view this website, please see the guides below.

NB: Instructions are given for the five most popular browsers used: Internet Explorer 6+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Chrome 2+, Safari 4+, Opera 9+.

Changing text size and magnifying the screen

Most web browsers include the functionality to increase or decrease text size in order to make it easier to read, some include the functionality to magnify the entire content of a web page and some include both features.
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Click on the ‘Page’ icon in the menu bar, then select ‘Text size’ and choose your preferred text size
Click on the ‘Page’ icon in the menu bar, then select ‘Zoom’ and choose ‘Zoom in’, ‘Zoom out’ or your preferred percentage increase or decrease
Internet Explorer 6
Click on ‘View’ in the menu bar, then select ‘Text size’ and choose your preferred text size
Mozilla Firefox 3 and above
Click on ‘View’ in the menu bar, then select ‘Zoom’ and choose ‘Zoom in’, ‘Zoom out’ or ‘Zoom Text Only’
Mozilla Firefox 2 and below
Click on ‘View’ in the menu bar, then select ‘Text size’ and choose ‘Increase’ or ‘Decrease’
Click on ‘View’ in the menu bar, then select ‘Zoom’ and choose ‘Zoom in’ or ‘Zoom out’
Google Chrome 22 and above
Click the ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ icon in the menu bar, then select ‘Zoom’ and click the plus (+) or minus (-) buttons
Google Chrome
Click on the ‘Page’ icon in the menu bar, then select ‘Zoom’ and choose ‘Larger’, ‘Normal’ or ‘Smaller’
Opera
Click on ‘View’ in the menu bar, then select ‘Zoom’ and your preferred percentage increase or decrease
Safari
Click on ‘View’ in the menu bar, then select ‘Make Text Bigger’ or ‘Make Text Smaller’

Plain layout

For a plain layout version of our website, you can switch off the stylesheet. This changes the text to black on a white background (unless your browser settings specify otherwise) and displays it in a single column, as well as removing any background images (but leaving content images).
Internet Explorer
Click on ‘View’ in the menu bar, select ‘Style’ then ‘No style’
Mozilla Firefox
Click on ‘View’ in the menu bar, select ‘Page style’ then ‘No style’
Opera
Click on ‘View’ in the menu bar, select ‘Style’ then ‘User mode’

Change text and background colours

Many browsers provide functionality to set different aspects of font and color. Below are examples of how to access this functionality.
Internet Explorer
Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar and select ‘Internet options’. Select ‘Accessibility’ and check ‘Ignore colors specified by webpages’
To further customise web page colours from ‘Internet options’ select ‘Colors’ and un-check ‘Use Windows colors’. You can now customise text, background, visited links and unvisited links
Mozilla Firefox
Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar and select ‘Options’ (‘Firefox’ > ‘Preferences’ on Mac). Select the ‘Content’ tab and select ‘Colours’ to customise webpage colours
Opera
Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar (‘Opera’ on Mac) and select ‘Preferences’. Select the ‘Webpages’ tab to customise font, background and link colours.