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Accessibility – Help using this site

Text size

To make the text on this site bigger or smaller please use the text resizing features in your browser. Detailed guidance on how to do this has been published by the BBC and the Web Accessibility Initiative.

We’ve summarized the main points below.

Internet explorer

Firefox

Google chrome

Always check your browsers help feature (press F1) to find out how to get the best from your browser.

Colours

Again a lot of good content has already been published by the BBC and the Web Accessibility Initiative.

If you need a specific colour scheme, again use your browser features to change the colours of all websites.

Internet explorer

Firefox

Google chrome

PDFs

To view PDF files on the HSE website use the free Acrobat reader or one of the alternative PDF readers.

You can customise colours displayed in PDFs by choosing Edit > Preferences > Accessibility > Replace Document Colors. Then choose a colour scheme that matches your requirements.

For more information about PDF accessibility see the Adobe website accessibility section.

Please also see our PDF help guide for general help.

Keyboard access

This site's layout takes into account users who are visually impaired or have difficulties using a mouse. A skip to content link is provided at the top of each page to allow keyboard users the chance to access the content with fewer key presses.
Tabbing through the pages takes you first through the header, then through the contents part of the page, then through the left navigation and finally through the links in the footer.

Accessibility statement

To learn more about what we are doing to make our site accessible please read our accessibility statement.

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Updated 2012-31-08