Website accessibility

If you are having difficulties viewing our pages, most browsers allow users to change the settings to alter the way pages are displayed, which may improve readability.

To change your browser settings in Internet Explorer

How to change the font size

  • 1. Go to 'View' and select 'Text Size' and select the appropriate size text, e.g. 'largest'
  • 2. Adjust as appropriate

How to change the font style

  • 1. From the browser menu, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Internet Options'
  • 2. Click on the 'Accessibility' option, which can be found under the 'General' tab
  • 3. Tick the 'Ignore font styles specified on Web pages' option
  • 4. Click 'OK'
  • 5. Back at the 'General' tab, click 'Fonts'
  • 6. From this screen you can change the way your pages display 'web page font' and 'plain text font'
  • 7. Once you have chosen your required settings, click 'OK'
  • 8. Click 'OK' again to close the 'Internet Options' box

How to change the colour of text and backgrounds

  • 1. From the browser menu, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Internet Options'
  • 2. Click on the 'Colours' option, which can be found under the 'General' tab
  • 3. Untick the 'Use windows colours' option
  • 4. Select your own text and background colours (black text on a yellow background provides the most contrast)
  • 5. To change the colours of visited and unvisited links, click on the colours and select your preferred colour from the palette that appears
  • 6. Click 'OK'
  • 7. Click 'OK' again to close the 'Internet Options' box

How to stop images downloading

  • This allows you to view only text and the page will load much faster
  • 1. From the main menu, go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Internet Options'
  • 2. Go to the 'Advanced' tab
  • 3. Scroll down the settings until you reach 'Multimedia'
  • 4. Untick the 'Show pictures' option
  • 5. Click 'OK' to close the 'Internet Options' box

To change your browser settings in Firefox

How to change the font style and font size

  • 1. From the main menu, select Tools
  • 2. Select Options
  • 3. From the list of options, select 'Content'
  • 4. In the 'Fonts & Colours' section, you can choose a different 'Default font' and choose an alternative 'Size' to suit your needs
  • 5. Go to Advanced and untick 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts instead of my selections above'

How to change the colour of text and backgrounds

  • 1. From the main menu, select Tools
  • 2. Select Options
  • 3. From the list of options, select 'Content'
  • 4. In the 'Fonts & Colours' section, click the 'Colours...' button
  • 5. Untick 'Use system colours' and  'Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above'

How to stop images downloading

  • 1. From the main menu, select Tools
  • 2. Select Options
  • 3. From the list of options, select 'Content'
  • 4. In the list of settings available, untick the 'Load images automatically' check box