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Skip navigation

Skip navigation allows screen reader users and persons who can’t use a mouse to skip long lists of links, such as the primary navigation on a website.

Skip navigation is simply a link right at the top of your web page that, when clicked, positions you to the content section. You can hide this link from able-bodied users by moving the link outside of the browser viewport using CSS.

The use of distinct and meaningful page titles allows users who rely on your HTML markup to determine what page they’re on, or if the link they clicked on is the same web page they were previously on or not. This give an ease of navigation around our website

 

Using your own Stylesheet

To view the website using your own Stylesheet, in Internet Explorer 5+, go to Tools, Internet Options, and Accessibility, select Format documents using my Stylesheet, Browse for your Stylesheet, select Open, select OK

 

Just want to magnify the page or increase Font?

Increasing text size

To increase the size of text in Microsoft Internet Explorer, select View – Text Size – Larger/Largest or click on the Larger font option on bottom right hand side of page.

If you find the text on the page too small to read comfortably, these keyboard shortcuts will work with most operating systems and browsers:

  • Use Ctrl and + (plus) sign to make things bigger.
  • Use Ctrl and – (minus) sign to make things smaller.

NB: With Apple computers use Cmd instead of Ctrl.

 

Other ways to adjust the appearance of web pages

This section of the site describes some of the ways you can change the appearance of web pages. You can usually change how the page looks by either changing settings within the Operating System or the web browser you are using.

To obtain information that will help you change the appearance of web page content you need to first select the type of computer operating system you are using.

Please use Ctrl + Click to Follow links

 

Microsoft Windows computers (e.g. IBM, Dell, Sony)

Apple Mac (e.g. MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro)

IOS (i-phones) – http://www.apple.com/ios/accessibility-tips/

Andriod Devices –  https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/?hl=en#topic=6007234

 

 

Implemented Alt Text

The ALT tag adds a text description to an image on a Web page, and should be used for all images, graphical bullets, and graphical horizontal rules. The alt text within the ALT tag should let the user know what an image’s content and purpose are.

Alt text is accessed by screen reader users to provide them with a text equivalent of images. In visual browsers, the alt text is displayed when an image is broken, or when all images have been disabled.