Keyboard Navigation

Using the keyboard for navigation is often handy and quick to use.

There are a few simple techniques for navigating in this way:
The backspace (delete) key can be used in the same way as the back button in your browser. Using shift + backspace works in the same way as the forward page button.
The tab key can be used to navigate through links. Each successive keypress will take you to the next available link in the page. Using shift + tab reverses this effect and moves to the previous link.
Accesskeys as described earlier are very handy and can be quicker to use than mouse navigation.
The up and down cursor keys (arrows) can be used to scroll the page up and down rather than having to use the scroll bar.

Speech enabled

This site has been optimised for use with all speech enabled programs and browsers.

Increase the font size

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5+ for Windows: Method One

Click on the Tools menu
Click on Internet Options
Click on the Accessibility button (on the General tab)
Click in the Ignore font sizes specified on Web Pages checkbox
Click on the OK button to close the Accessibility dialog box
Click on the OK button to close the Internet Options dialog box

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5+ for Windows: Method Two

Click on the View menu
Point to Text Size
Click on Larger/Largest to increase and Small/Smallest to decrease

Please note if you do not like the colour contrast between background and text, you can follow the first tree stages in Step One described above and select Avoid colours specified on web pages.

Netscape Navigator 4+ for Windows

Click on the View menu
Point to Text Zoom (100%)
Click on your preferred text size or click on the smaller/larger options until you find a size with which you are comfortable.

Further Accessibility Preferences, including changing the colours used, can be chosen by clicking on the Edit menu, selecting Preferences and expanding the Appearance category at the top left of the dialog box. Expand the category either by clicking on the + sign or by double-clicking on Appearance.

Microsoft Internet Explorer for an Apple Macintosh

Click on the Edit menu
From the options menu which appears, select Preferences
Click on Web Content
Click on the Show style sheets checkbox to remove the tick
Return to the list of Preferences
Click on Web Browser
Select Language/Fonts
Select the font size you require

Mozilla Firefox: Method 1

Click on the View menu
Select Increase/Decrease Text Size until you are comfortable

Mozilla Firefox: Method 2

Hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and press the Plus ( + ) key to Increase
Hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and press the Minus( – ) key to Decrease

Opera

Click on the View menu
Point to Zoom
Click on the appropriate size in the list
Hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and press the Plus ( + ) key to Increase
Hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and press the Minus ( – ) key to Decrease

Low Resolution / Text version

This site is text based and has some imagery added by way of the stylesheets. Images and the stylesheet can be turned off to provide low resolution versions without the need for seperate pages.

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