Accessibility

Accessibility - help using this web app

 

Text size

 To adjust the text size on this site please alter your browser settings. Detailed guidance on how to do this has been published by the BBC, AbilityNet and the Web Accessibility Initiative.

We’ve summarised the main points below.

 

Google chrome

  • What to select: Select the menu icon, scroll to Zoom and choose a setting; or
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl++.

 

Internet explorer

  • What to select: View > Text Size; or
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl++.

 

Firefox

  • What to select: View > Zoom > Zoom in and You can choose to zoom the whole page or text only; or
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl++.

Always check your browsers help feature (press F1) to find out how to get the best from your browser.

 

Colours

Again a lot of good content has already been published by the BBC and the Web Accessibility Initiative.

If you need a specific colour scheme, again use your browser features to change the colours of all websites.

 

Internet explorer

  • What to select: Tools > Internet Options > Accessibility and check the first 3 options, and Tools > Internet Options > Colours and then choose colour preferences; or
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Alt+T > ALT+O > Alt+E > and check first 3 options, 
  • and Alt+T > ALT+O > Alt + C.

 

Firefox

  • What to select: Tools > Options > Content > Colours > Then choose your preferred colour scheme, uncheck “Allow pages to choose their own colours…” and OK; or
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Alt+T > ALT+O > Right Arrow to Content > Alt+C and through options and then OK.

 

PDFs

  • To view PDF files on this web app use the free Acrobat reader or one of the alternative PDF readers.
  • You can customise colours displayed in PDFs by choosing Edit > Preferences > Accessibility > Replace Document Colors. Then choose a colour scheme that matches your requirements.
  • For more information about PDF accessibility see the Adobe website accessibility section.
  • Please also see our PDF help guide for general help.

 

Keyboard access

This web app's layout takes into account users who are visually impaired or have difficulties using a mouse. A skip to content link is provided at the top of each page to enable keyboard users to jump to the content with only a few keystrokes.

 

Accessibility statement

To learn more about what we are doing to make our web app accessible please read our accessibility statement.