We've developed our website to make it as easy as possible for the blind or the partially sighted to use. Here are some of the features we've included:
- Change the size of the text
- Make web pages look simpler
- Using portable document files (PDFs)
- Links to PDFs and other websites
- Find pages using the sitemap
Change the size of the text
You can make the text either bigger or smaller to suit you. How you do it depends on the system and web browser you're using. This is how to change the text size in the most commonly used browsers:
- If you've got Internet Explorer, go to "View" on the top menu bar of the browser, scroll down and select "Text Size", then choose the size you need.
- If you're using Netscape, Mozilla and Internet Explorer, go to "View" in the top bar, select "Text Zoom" or "Text size" and choose the size you need.
- In Netscape or Internet Explorer, go to "View" in the top bar, then select "Text Zoom" or "Text size" and choose the size you need.
- In Safari go to "View" in the top bar of the browser, then choose "Make text bigger" or "Make text smaller" in the dropdown menu.
- If you're using another browser, check its "Help" facility to find out how to do it.
Make web pages look simpler
You can change the appearance of pages (the style sheet) to make them easier to read. This is how to change the style sheet in the most commonly used browsers:
- In Internet Explorer, go to "Tools" on the top menu bar, select "Internet Options", then click on the "Accessibility" button. Click the top 3 boxes in the pop-up window. If you want to make your own style, you can do it by following the instructions in the lower half of the pop-up window.
- In Internet Explorer under the "Explorer" menu, select "Preferences", then "Web Browser" then "Web Content". In the "Page Content" area, clear the check boxes next to the items you don't want, including the style sheet.
- If you're using Safari, go to the "Safari" menu, select "Preferences" then "Advanced". Other style sheets can be attached here.
- If you are using any other browser, check its "Help" facility to find out how to do it.
Using portable Document Files ("PDFs")
Sometimes you'll find items on the website that are provided in a "PDF" format. You'll need to have Adobe Reader® - Version 5 or above on your computer to read these documents. If you haven't, you can get it from the Adobe website at: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html (opens in a new browser window)
However, if you want the item in HTML, we can provide it next to a PDF or, alternatively, give you a link to Adobe's website to convert the PDF to HTML.
Link to PDFs and other websites
Links to PDFs and other websites all open in a new browser window.
Find pages using the sitemap
We've included a map of the website that provides lists and links to most of the pages.