We have tried to make our website as easy to navigate around, and to read as possible – it’s often referred to as making a website ‘accessible’.
What does accessibility mean?
Accessible websites are those that don’t exclude any users due to their abilities or methods they choose to access the web. Accessible websites use prominent colours, fonts, text, layout and navigation to ensure they are as easy to use as possible. They also cater for a range of different viewing devices and technologies.
Are there any standards for accessibility?
There are several bodies that provide ‘standards’ for accessibility for organisations to adhere to. We have followed principles outlined by the Worldwide Web Consortium
How do I make the text bigger on screen?
You may use your browser settings to change the text size for this and other websites that you might use. Like all things, the technique you use may vary (depending on the browser you use, but the following might help:
- Google Chrome: Select one of the 'Text Zoom' options in the 'Customise and control Google Chrome' menu
- Internet Explorer 9: Select 'Settings', then one of the options under 'Zoom'
- Internet Explorer 7/8: Select the 'Page' menu, then one of the options under 'Zoom' or 'Text Size'
- Internet Explorer 6: Select the 'View' menu, and select one of the options under 'Text Size'
- Mozilla Firefox: Select the 'View' menu, then 'Zoom', then one of the options
- Opera: Select the 'View' menu, then one of the 'Zoom' percentage options
This isn’t an exhaustive list of all the browsers that are available to you and therefore its worth taking a quick look at any documentation you have to be sure of the settings you need to use to adjust your viewing text.
I’m having problems viewing the site
If you have any difficulties using our website, or have a suggestion that would help make our site more accessible to you, then do let us know - call us on 01737 233413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org