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Accessibility

Did you know that you are able to make your computer system and web browser work in just the way you want it? In this short tutorial we provide some hints and tips for you to customise the size of the text or the screen colours to suit you.

Change text size graphicChanging Text Size in your Browser

Changing the text size in your web browser is easy to do using your keyboard and allows you to view any website with larger or smaller text. How to do it depends on which browser you are using.

The guide below will help you.

Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox

For Windows and Linux, press Ctrl and ‘+’ (plus) to zoom in (make the text larger) or Ctrl and ‘-‘ (minus) to zoom out (make the text smaller).
For Mac OS, press Apple command (⌘)and ‘+’ (plus) / command (⌘) and ‘-‘ (minus)

To change the default text size and font for your browser, choose the Tools menu (Alt and t) and Options. In the Content tab, choose a preferred font and font-size. Then choose the select the advanced button and uncheck the box next to ‘Allow pages to choose their own fonts …’

Get help for this from Firefox Help

Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome

For Windows and Linux, press Ctrl and + to zoom in (make the text larger) or Ctrl and to zoom out (make the text smaller).
For Mac OS, press Apple command (⌘) and ‘+’ (plus) / command (⌘) and ‘-‘ (minus)

Get help for this from the Chrome website

Safari iconSafari

For Mac OS, press Apple command (⌘) and ‘+’ (plus) to make the text larger or command (⌘) and ‘-‘ (minus) to make the text smaller.

Get help from the Apple Safari website

Internet Explorer iconInternet Explorer

For Windows and Linux, press Ctrl and ‘+’ (plus) to zoom in (make the text larger) or Ctrl and ‘-‘ (minus) to zoom out (make the text smaller).
For Mac OS, press Apple command (⌘)and ‘+’ (plus) / command (⌘) and ‘-‘ (minus)

To change the default text size and font for your browser, choose the Tools menu and Internet Options. In the General tab, choose the Fonts button and select your preferred font and font-size. Then choose the Accessibility button and tick the boxes to ‘Ignore font sizes / styles specified on web pages’. You can also tell Internet Explorer to use your own style sheet.

Change colours graphicChanging Font and Screen Colours in your Browser

Did you know that you can set your browser to display the colours you want to see on a page every time you load a website. Here’s how you do it:

Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox

To change the default colours for your browser, choose the Tools menu (Alt and t) and Options. In the Content tab, select the Colors button. Here you can set a background colour, a font color and colours for the links that you see on the page. Uncheck the box next to ‘Allow pages to choose their own colors …’ Get help for this from Firefox Help

Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome

Google Chrome allows a choice of themes but currently does not allow a change of colours. Get help from Chrome website.

Safari iconSafari

Safari allows a choice of style sheets that you can download or build yourself.

Get help from the Apple Safari website

Internet Explorer iconInternet Explorer

To change the default colours for your browser, choose the Tools menu and Internet Options. In the General tab, select the Colors button. Uncheck the ‘Use Windows colors’ box and then select your preferred colors for Text, Background and links. Then choose the Accessibility button and tick the boxes to ‘Ignore colors specified on web pages’. You can also tell Internet Explorer to use your own style sheet.

Changing Font and Screen Colours in your Operating System

Windows XP iconMicrosoft Windows XP

Windows XP provides a full range of Accessibility options in the Control Panel / Accessibility Options

WIndows 7 iconMicrosoft Windows 7

Windows 7 accessibility options are found in the Control Panel / Ease of Access / Ease of Access Center
Help is available from Microsoft website

Mac OS iconMac OS (for Apple Mac)

A variety of options to help you to tune your system for your needs are available in the Mac OS.
Help is available from the Apple website