This section gives you instructions on how you can change the size of the text on this website to make it easier to read.
We also tell you how to turn the website images off, so you can read the text only. If you have a slow connection to the internet reading websites as text alone will reduce the time it takes to open a page.
The instructions are different for the two main types of browser (Microsoft Explorer and Netscape). There are also special instructions if you are using a Macintosh computer.
The help facility on the toolbar of the browser you are using also contains information to assist you.
Instructions for Microsoft Internet Explorer users
To change the font size:
If you want to remove the images:
Instructions for Netscape Navigator4+ users
To change your browser settings:
Instructions for Macintosh users
There are full instructions on making use of the various versions of the Macintosh operating system's accessibility features. These include resizing text, text-to-speech function and keyboard alternatives to mouse functions. For more information visit the Apple website's section for special needs www.apple.com/disability/
Alternative ways to view Adobe Acrobat documents
This website uses Adobe Acrobat to show certain documents. If you can't use Acrobat Reader to see these documents (for example, if you use screen reader software or an audio-enabled web browser), Adobe provide a free online tool which converts them to text.
To use this service, send the web address (URL) of the Adobe Acrobat document you want to read through the web form at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html.
The service will return the document to you as a web page (HTML) or as plain text. Alternatively, you can choose to get it e-mailed to you as an attachment.
For more information visit: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html
Save and install the latest version of Acrobat Reader with Search and Accessibility - English for Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP 13.4 MB on your computer from the Adobe website.
If you have an Apple Macintosh, you can save and install Acrobat Reader with Search - English for Macintosh (MacBinary) 972 KB on your computer. Other versions of tools like this can be found on the Adobe Acrobat Reader website.