Accessibility

Changing Browser Settings


To set Internet Explorer to ignore the colours and fonts used in web sites, first go to the 'Tools' menu and choose 'Internet Options'. Then click on the 'Accessibility' button, then tick the 'ignore colours', 'ignore font styles' and 'ignore font sizes' boxes . Then click OK to apply the settings.

To change just the size of text go to 'View - text size' and choose the setting you are most comfortable with (largest, larger, medium, smaller, smallest).

You may also find it useful to change the default colours and fonts used on your computer. The procedure for doing this is different for different versions of Windows and other operating systems. You should therefore consult your computer's Help facility for instructions on doing this. Further information is available from AbilityNet's 'My computer my way' web site - see http://www.abilitynet.org.uk/myway.

External links

AbilityNet
http://www.abilitynet.org.uk/
AbilityNet provides free information and advice, individual assessment of technology needs, the supply of assistive technology with free support, a programme of awareness education, and consultancy for employers on system and workstation adaptations.

Skill
http://www.skill.org.uk/
The National Bureau for Students With Disabilities. Skill is a national charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across the UK.

National Federation of ACCESS Centres
http://www.nfac.org.uk/
A network of specialist services that facilitate access for disabled people to education, training, employment and personal development. Services include quality assessment and support in the use of assistive technology and/or specialised learning strategies.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
http://www.rnib.org.uk/
Charity offering general information, advice and guidance for people with sight problems.

Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID)
http://www.rnid.org.uk/
Charity representing deaf and hard of hearing people.

SCOPE
http://www.scope.org.uk/
Scope runs a wide range of services for people with cerebral palsy, their families and carers.

British Dyslexia Association
http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/
Aims to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society.

Action for Blind People
http://www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk
Lots of information about issues relating to sight loss and accessibility