Accessibility is usually relegated to the foot of the page, and therefore is an after thought, a Disabled Person needs to find accessibility near the top in the main navigation or at the top of the page. If it is at the foot of the page the disabled user may never get that far and that custom is now lost.
The colours used in this web site to be pleasing and easy on the eyes, for best viewing please make sure you have the latest browser available. main menu has links in relative sections within the web site. There is a sitemap available for visually impaired users, Link is at the foot of all pages and can be accessed by pressing alt and two at the same time.
Warning! Internet Explorer 6 and 7 has many issues when used to browse this web site I have tried to address most of them and I am still investigating other issues, however some area may not work as intended and some images might be missing. For best viewing please upgrade to a new browser from the links provided.
Known Browser Issues: Search function Opera Does not display images in the search function. Only Firefox Browser and Opera Browser support tab index for keyboard navigation, to aid people who use keyboard navigation a sitemap has been set with tab index applied there is a link to the sitemap at the foot of every page. The sitemap works with Firefox Browser, Google Chrome, Internet exploder and opera.
Legend of special access keys on every page: Only works with Google Chrome, Safari,
- alt and 0, accessibility Page
- alt and 1, home page
- alt and 2, Sitemap
- alt and 9, Contact Us
Using Internet Explorer7,8 or 9: From the toolbar on the right hand side select the round cog icon or the word view from the toolbar.
You will be presented with a drop down menu similar to the one shown here.
From the drop down click on zoom, a further pop out menu will offer zoom sizes available, select zoom size to suit. To make it even larger select Custom and pop up box will appear you can change the size up to 9999%
To change the web page to your own style sheet select the round cog icon from the tool bar then select Internet options, you will be presented with a large pop up menu, select General from the tabbed index at top of the pop up window, in the appearance section at foot there are four buttons Colours , languages, Fonts and accessibility; Select accessibility, the accessibility panel will appear, uncheck all the boxes in Formatting section, in user style sheet section check the only box select browse and navigate to your own style sheet and select it, Click the OK button on the accessibility panel, then select the OK button on Internet Option panel, finally press F5 to refresh page.
To change just the size of the text right; click anywhere on the black section of the toolbar and select the Menu Bar, on the Menu tool bar select View , the view menu will drop down, from the view drop down menu select Text Size another menu will pop out with the options Largest, Larger, medium, Smaller, Smallest select to suit your viewing size.
There are no keyboard short cuts on Internet Explorer for resizing text only the short cut to enlarge all the page is CTRL and the + key to increase size and CTRL and the - key to minimise size on windows operating system and Command and the + key to increase size and Command and the - key to minimise size in Apple computers.
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Using Firefox: To zoom in or zoom out or change the size of the text, click on View from the toolbar then (see image above) select Zoom and the fly out menu will appear with zoom in , zoom out, reset and Zoom text only(see image below)
There are no keyboard short cuts on Firefox for resizing text only the short cut to enlarge all the page is CTRL and the + key to increase size and CTRL and the - key to minimise size on windows operating system and Command and the + key to increase size and Command and the - key to minimise size in Apple computers.
To override web page setting for all web pages select Tools from the toolbar, click on Options, from the pop up box click on the Content tab, half way down you will see fonts & colours to change test size click advanced and set font face and font size as default, click ok, beneath the advanced select your choice of colours for background and text and also a different colour for pages you have already visited.
Using Google Chrome: At the end of the address bar select the Three bars ,from the drop down menu choose Zoom new menu will pop up to make Larger click larger, to make smaller click smaller.(see image right)
To override web page setting for all web pages select the Three bars on drop down menu select Settings, a new tab will open called settings, at the bottom of this page select Show Advanced Settings click to expand page, under Web Content the option are Font Size: Very Large, Large, Medium (Default Setting), small and Very small. Page zoom can be set to your specifications up to 500% and as small as 25%, once set and all web site will open this size, and Customise Fonts to set an override for all fonts used on every website, when the pop box appears there is sample text that is associated with the font chosen to help set the text to the size you require.
There are no keyboard short cuts on Google Chrome for resizing text only the short cut to enlarge all the page is CTRL and the + key to increase size and CTRL and the - key to minimise size on windows operating system and Command and the + key to increase size and Command and the - key to minimise size in Apple computers.
Using Safari: Select Cog icon and select "show menu bar". From the Safari menu bar (see right),from the drop down menu select Zoom in to make the whole page bigger or zoom out to make the whole page smaller or to just make the text bigger select zoom text only and then CTRL and + symbol to enlarge text only to undo zoom text only uncheck zoom text only from drop down menu
To override web page setting for all web pages select Edit. From drop down menus select Preferences. Select the Advanced tab from the pop up box. Select the checkbox to never use fonts smaller than the selected size. Type in a font size to suit your requirements. If you have your own style sheet select style sheet and then other to navigate to it location on your computer and select.
To set a general appearance of all web pages: Click edit from drop down menu select Preferences, click the appearance tab open the select button on standard fonts select font face of your choice and then size click red box with white cross you can also change fixed font width below to set minimum font size and spacing.
There are no keyboard short cuts on Safari for resizing text only the short cut to enlarge all the page is CTRL and the + key to increase size and CTRL and the - key to minimise size on windows operating system and Command and the + key to increase size and Command and the - key to minimise size in Apple computers.
Safari download for windows or Apple Mac
There is a link at foot of page that allows you to choose which version you require.
Using Opera: Click + in the Opera panel ,(see left) if not visible open panel from button bottom left of page, you will be presented with a fly out selection panel Click the customize button at the foot of the fly out menu. A new box will open called Appearance, see below left, it has four tabs "Theme", "Panels", "Toolbar", "Buttons" select the the toolbar tab and then click on the View Bar checkbox. in the bottom half under the heading "Click any toolbar to edit its properties" 1. Placement allows you to place this toolbar on the page or switch it off. 2. Style allows you to specify images on or off and there position if on. 3. Wrapping allows the text to be places before or after text. once you have decided where to put this tool bar you will get an image like this in that position it may differ slightly because of the placement, style and wrapping attached to the toolbar You can choose to have no images and decide what type of styles you wish and the size in which to view it, from 20% of the screen size to 1000% of the screen size with a lot of sizes in between.
There are no keyboard short cuts on Opera for resizing text only the short cut to enlarge all the page is CTRL and the + key to increase size and CTRL and the - key to minimise size on windows operating system and Command and the + key to increase size and Command and the - key to minimise size in Apple computers.
Opera download for windows or for Apple Mac.
To change version links are under Get Opera tab
The browser statistics advise that are the most common browsers.if you one of the other 0.6% of users however using one of the other browsers please refer to the individual help section of that browser