Change the text size by following the instructions given below for your browser:
PC – Internet Explorer 6
From the top menu bar, select View and then Text size
PC – Internet Explorer 7
From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and then Text size
PC – Other browsers
Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press –
Mac – all browsers
Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press –
The background and text colours of the site have been chosen to ensure a clear contrast, however you can also change the default colours via the settings in your browser.
Forcing web pages to use your preferred colours in Internet Explorer:
Open Internet Explorer. Click on “Tools,” then “Internet Options.”
Click on the “General Tab,” then the “Colours” button.
Uncheck “Use Windows Colours.”
Choose the colours you would like for Text, Background, Visited and Unvisited. Click “OK.”
Click on the “Accessibility” button. Check the “Ignore Colours Specified on Webpages” box. Click “OK” twice.
Forcing web pages to use your preferred colours in Firefox
Open Firefox and click on “Tool,” then “Options.”
Click on the “Content” tab then the “Colours” button.
Choose new colours for the Text, Background, Unvisited Links and Visited Links.
Next, uncheck the box “Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above” and click “OK” twice to Save your changes.
All images used on this site include descriptive ALT attributes.
PDF files and screen readers
Please note: accessing any of the links below will take you to external websites for more information
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. If you do not already have this installed on your computer, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.
This website site includes video files which we hope will enrich your experience. Depending on your connection speed, it may take you varying amounts of time to download the video before watching it.
One of the following players will usually be required in order to play the file:
Apple Quicktime player for Windows or Apple Quicktime player for Mac
Realplayer download for Windows or Mac
Windows Media Player – Windows PC only
Play Windows Media Player files (.wma, .wmv) in Quicktime player – free plugin download
Non Visual Desktop Access for blind and vision impaired people there is a free “screen reader” to use on computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice. You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows. NVDA can also convert the text into braille if the computer user owns a device called a “braille display”.