Links for people who have difficulty with certain text styles.
Here are links for those many people who find certain text styles or fonts difficult to read on websites.
For your convenience, we've provided you with a number of different ways in which you can view this website.
Most people find a style such as Arial or Verdana more comfortable or easy to read.
This website uses Verdana, Geneva, Arial, and sans-serif fonts. The fonts are sized in 'ems'. Ems and Percentages are considered to be the best units for sizing fonts and layouts in CSS [Cascading Style Sheets]. Using ems as a font size measurement ensures that web pages will be accessible to most browsers and platforms. They are resizable in all Web browsers that support resizing, they are specified relative to the user's font size preferences, and can therefore adapt to the viewer's screen. If these sizes are still not suitable, please follow how to increase the size of the text. It may be of further help to follow the links to accessibility websites shown below.
To increase the text size using one of these browsers
- Internet Explorer: View > Text size
- Firefox: View > Text size >
- Opera: View > Zoom > %
Alternatively, scroll with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key. Scrolling up with your mouse will make text smaller and scrolling down will make text larger. This will work on your emails too.
Happily, most browsers allow users to enlarge or shrink the font size according to their preferences. The Opera browser even allows the entire document to be enlarged, including images.See here to download Opera Browser.
These links will also show you how you can change fonts in your browser and many other ways to access the web.
Web Accessibility - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
BBC - My Web - My Way- Do you need help in making the web easier to use? This site explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you.
Web Credible - Web usability
AbilityNet is a national charity and the UK’s leading provider of expertise on computing and disability. They offer a one-stop shop for need assessment, technical expertise, advice and support.
AbilityNet also supply adapted computer equipment for people with a wide range of disabilities.
My Computer - My Way - Making Text Easier to See - is also to be found at AbilityNet