Accessibility – website

This website has been developed to conform to the W3C accessibility guidelines wherever possible and has been designed to ensure it is accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

Increasing Text Size
It’s possible to increase (or even decrease) the size of all the text on the pages of most websites. You can do this by using the font size controls integrated in your web browser. Web browsers all do this differently, but in general, you should look at the options in the browser’s ‘View’ menu, failing which, consult your browser’s Help documentation. Here are some specific instructions for some of the more popular browsers.

Chrome (Mac and PC)
Go to the ‘Menu’ icon and choose a ‘Zoom’ level, or alternatively you can use the CTRL key with the plus or minus to increase or decrease the size.

Firefox (Mac and PC)
Go to the ‘Firefox’ menu, select ‘Options’ and change settings under the ‘Content’ tab, or alternatively you can use the CTRL key with the plus or minus to increase or decrease the size.

Internet Explorer 8+ (PC)
Go to the ‘View’ menu, ‘Text Size’, and select your desired setting. The default is medium. Alternatively, if you have a mouse with a wheel you can hold the CTRL key on your keyboard whilst scrolling up or down with the wheel to alter the text size.

Opera (Mac and PC)
Go to the ‘Opera’ menu, hover on ‘Page, and hover on ‘Zoom’ to select a setting, or alternatively you can use the CTRL key with the plus or minus to increase or decrease the size.

Safari (Mac and PC)
Go the ‘View’ menu and use the ‘Zoom In’ and ‘Zoom Out’ menu items. Alternatively, you can use the option key with + or – to increase or decrease the text size.

If you have any challenges using our website or you would like to recommend any improvements then we would certainly like to hear from you. You can email us alphie.bsdc@gmail.com

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