Accessibility
 
We will make every attempt to ensure that your experience on our site is satisfactory to you. However, you can improve your browsing experience by making changes to your settings. Check out below, which shows you how to change the settings for the most common web-browsers.
 
If you are unsure, then refer to your browsers built-in documentation.
Interner Explorer (IE)
 
IE7: From the Page menu, choose the Text size option
IE6 and below: From the View menu, choose the Text size option
 
Change colour and font settings in IE
 
  • From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
  • Select the Accessibility... button (bottom right)
  • By checking the desired checkboxes, you can force the browser to ignore the colours, font styles and font sizes
 
Disable images in IE
  • From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
  • Select the Advanced tab (top right)
  • Scroll down to the Multimedia section
  • Untick the checkbox labelled Show pictures
 
Mozilla Firefox
 
Change Font sizes in Firefox
  • From the View menu, choose the Text Size option
 
Change colour and font settings in Firefox
  • On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed by Preferences
  • On other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose Options
  • Select the Content tab. To select fonts:
    • Within the Fonts & Colors section, select the default font and size from the drop-down menus
    • Clicking the Advanced... will display a new dialog. To enforce your previous font selection, untick the checkbox Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above
  • To select colours:
    • Within the Fonts & Colors section, click the Colors... button
    • The dialog that appears allows you to select a colour palette that best suits you
    • To enforce your colour selection, untick the checkbox Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above
 
Disable images in Firefox
  • On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed by Preferences
  • On other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose Options
  • Select the Content tab
  • Untick the checkbox labelled Load images automatically
 
Further help
If your browser isn't covered here, or you would like more in-depth information, visit My Web my Way, an online guide that explains the various accessibility features provided by your web browser.
 
 
Meaningful ALT attributed on images​
Most images on this site contain additional 'alternate' text that is stored with the image. This allows users who otherwise wouldn't be able to see the image access to the stored information. Although this can help users of assistive technology (e.g. Screen-readers), this also applies to visitors who disable images because of a slow internet connection.
Any image that is considered purely decorative will have a blank alternate text (e.g. alt=""). This reduces the amount of unnecessary content on the page.