We've built our website to make it as easy as possible for the vision impaired to use.
Not only does it meet recommended international standards, but there are many extra features to make it even easier for everyone.
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" or "Page" 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 or Mozilla, 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.
Making 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.
Most of the pages on the website have been arranged in columns and you'll find that:
- The left-hand column will always contain navigation menus
- The right-hand column contains panels of related information, product features and promotions
- The middle column will always contain the main content of the page.
If you're using screen-reading software, you may wish to skip the menus once you've got to know the website well. However, we've built options in to each page to allow you to go to either page content or menus.