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Finding what you need more easily

We look to ensure that our sites – external and internal alike - work with popular browsers on various platforms, from desktop computers to smartphones.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the accessibility of our sites, or come across any inconsistencies, please contact us.

Accessibility tools

Below are a few tips to help you better access our websites. For a more complete guide to making your computer accessible on the web, we recommend visiting the AbilityNet My Computer My Way website.

Making pages easier to read in your browser

Web pages can be difficult to view when the text is too small. Below is a list of web browsers that are supported on our sites, with instructions on how to increase the size of the text on any web page you are viewing.

Browser support and text modifications
Supported browser Increase text size using your mouse Increase text size using your keyboard
Internet Explorer View > Text Size + or - to increase or decrease text size
Chrome Menu > Zoom Control key > + or - to increase or decrease text size
Firefox View> Zoom text only Control key > + or - to increase or decrease text size
Safari View > Make text larger Command key > + or - to increase or decrease text size
Opera Menu > Zoom Control key > + or - to increase or decrease text size

Magnifying your screen

Another way to make text easier to read is by magnifying your screen.

All recent versions of Windows include a magnifier, which allows users to enlarge a portion of the screen. Visually impaired people, however, may find that they require fully-functional magnification software.

Read about screen magnifiers in Windows 8/RT, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Users running Apple’s OS X operating systems can use the in-built Zoom feature. Read about OSX accessibility features.

Using a screen reader

Windows users can use Windows Narrator which converts on-screen text into speech. This is available in Windows 8/RT, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

In Apple’s OSX operating system, users will find the VoiceOver feature.

In addition, third-party screen readers are available such as JAWS (Job Access With Speech) and the freeware program NVDA.

PDF files

We use PDF files to help us preserve the look and feel of our original documents. To open and view PDF files, you can download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge.

Adobe also publishes information on accessing PDFs using screen readers.

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