Accessing the Website
How to adjust your computer to make websites easier to see and use
There are some changes you can make to your computer to make any website, including ours, easier to see and use on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet. Below are some useful resources to help you do this. You can also take a look at My Computer My Way a resource developed by AbilityNet with support from Microsoft and the BBC as a source of accessibility help for all computer users. This unique resource explains all the accessibility features available in popular desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, including Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. All of these devices have features that enable people to adapt their computer to suit their needs, such as changing the colours and text size or using voice activation.
Take a look at My Computer My Way to find out more about what features you could be using.
If you have dyslexia, or difficulty reading content:
You may find that changing the colours on screen, using larger text, or using a different font, will be helpful.
The following links describe some ways you can adjust your device:
If you have a vision impairment:
You may find content difficult or impossible to read onscreen.
A free option, which is built into the majority of devices, is the ability to zoom in on content. On a computer, this can be done in your web browser by holding down the control key (ctrl), and then using the mouse wheel to zoom in and zoom out. Keyboard users can do the same by using ctrl and + to zoom in, and ctrl and – to zoom out.