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Accessibility using Firefox

Changing the text size
Changing the font and font size
Changing the text and background colour
Turn off images
Clear history
Tabbed browsing

Changing the text size

  1. Opening the view menu and selecting to increase or decrease the text size
  2. Hold ctrl and move the mouse wheel to your chosen text size
  3. Hold ctrl and + or - to increase or decrease the text size

Changing the font and font size

  1. Open the tools menu and select options
  2. In the options box, choose the content tab and under the fonts & colours section select advanced
  3. Un-tick the box that says allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above
  4. Select your font and size

You can also set the minimum font size; this will guarantee that whatever you are looking at it will never display the font at a size below the size you have chosen.

Changing the text and background colour

  1. Open the tools menu and select options
  2. In the options box, choose the content tab and under the fonts & colours section select colours
  3. Select the colour of the text and background by clicking in the coloured boxes
  4. To ensure that your colours are used un-tick the allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above box and un-tick the use system colours box
  5. Refresh the page (F5) afterwards to view the changes.

Turn off images

  1. Open the tools menu and select options
  2. In the options box, choose the content tab and un-tick the load images automatically box so there is no tick there
  3. Refresh the page (F5) afterwards to view the changes.

Clear history

  1. Open the tools menu and select clear private data
  2. In the clear private data box tick the items you wish to delete including browsing history
  3. Confirm by selecting clear private data now

Tabbed browsing

You can have several Treasury web pages open at the same time in just the one-browser window.

  1. Right click on the link you would like to open a new tab with and choose Open link in new tab
  2. The page will appear in a tab at the top of the browser so that you can click on it when you are ready to look at that particular page.

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