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Patchway Town Council - Accessibility


This website has been designed to be fully accessible for all users.

A selection of colour schemes have been provided to make the website experience more visually appealing. A reverse colour scheme (white on black) is also available for users who prefer a higher level of contrast between the text and the background.

You can select three different text sizes by using the icons at the top left of every page. This requires javascript to be enabled on the user's computer.

There are some other ways that users can change the size of this website but these depend on the Internet browser being used.

 

To adjust the text size on the current web page:

 

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

IE 7 was the first version of Internet Explorer to have a size-change facility permanently on view: the button in the bottom-right corner. This can be used to zoom the whole page (text and images).

Alternatively :

1. Select menu item Page / Zoom

2. Click on the desired size.

You can also adjust the zoom quickly by holding the Ctrl key down and moving the mouse wheel.

To adjust the font:

1. Select menu item Tools / Internet Options;
2. Select the “General” tab;
3. Press the “Fonts” button;
4. Select the required font;
5. Press the “OK” button;
6. Press the “OK” button.

Internet Explorer 6

To adjust the text size (in IE 6 this however only works on some sites):

1. Select menu item View / Text Size
2. Click on the desired size. (The dot indicates the one currently selected.)

You can also adjust the text size quickly by holding the Ctrl key down and moving the mouse wheel.

To adjust the font:

1. Select menu item Tools / Internet Options;
2. Select the “General” tab;
3. Press the “Fonts” button;
4. Select the required font;
5. Press the “OK” button;
6. Press the “OK” button.

 

Netscape and Mozilla

1. Select menu item Edit / Preferences;
2. Select item Appearance / Fonts;
3. Select the fonts and size required (the one marked ‘variable width’ or ‘proportional’ is the most important one);
4. Press the “OK” button.

In Mozilla you can also zoom the text size in and out by using Ctrl & ‘+’ and Ctrl & ‘-’.

 

Opera 8 and 9:

1. Select menu item Tools / Preferences (or press Alt-P);
2. Select tab Web pages;
3. Click the button next to “Normal font”;
4. Select the font and size you like;
5. Press the “OK” button (or the Enter key);
6. Press the “OK” button (or Cancel, if you’ve suddenly got cold feet).

You can control fonts in more detail on the ‘Advanced’ tab.

In Opera 7 this is to be found under menu item File / Preferences, then “Fonts and Colors”, then “Normal”.

In Opera you can also rapidly zoom in and out on a page, if you have a mouse with a wheel: hold the Ctrl key depressed, and move the mouse wheel up or down. Or use the ‘+’ and ‘-’ keys on the numeric keypad, and ‘6’ to return to 100%.

In Opera you can also set a minimum text size, so if a site uses some reasonable-sized text and some tiny text, you can force the tiny text to be readable. This is set in the ‘Advanced’ panel, as above.

 

Firefox

Firefox offers various ways of setting text size:

* zoom in and out by holding the Ctrl key down and moving the mouse wheel;
* zoom the text size in and out by using Ctrl & ‘+’ and Ctrl & ‘-’.
* set the font in menu Tools / Options.

 

Safari

In Safari you can zoom the text size in and out with Command + and Command -
The Command key on a Macintosh is indicated by an Apple or cloverleaf symbol. Or you can use menu View / Make Text Bigger.