Accessibility

While we make every attempt to ensure you get the most out of this website, you may find you can improve your browsing experience by altering particular browser settings. Below, we show how to change the settings for common web-browsers.

When in doubt, check your browsers built-in documentation.

  • Internet Explorer (IE)
    Change font sizes in IE
    IE7: From the Page menu, choose the Text size option
    IE6 and below: From the View menu, choose the Text size option
    Change colour and font settings in IE
    From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
    Select the Accessibility… button (bottom right)
    By checking the desired checkboxes, you can force the browser to ignore the colours, font styles and font sizes
    Disable images in IE
    From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
    Select the Advanced tab (top right)
    Scroll down to the Multimedia section
    Untick the checkbox labelled Show pictures
  • Mozilla Firefox
    Change font sizes in Firefox
    From the View menu, choose the Text Size option
    Change colour and font settings in Firefox
    On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed by Preferences
    On other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose Options
    Select the Content tab. To select fonts:
    Within the Fonts & Colors section, select the default font and size from the drop-down menus
    Clicking the Advanced… will display a new dialog. To enforce your previous font selection, untick the checkbox Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above
    To select colours:
    Within the Fonts & Colors section, click the Colors… button
    The dialog that appears allows you to select a colour palette that best suits you
    To enforce your colour selection, untick the checkbox Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above
    Disable images in Firefox
    On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed by Preferences
    On other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose Options
    Select the Content tab
    Untick the checkbox labelled Load images automatically
  • Further help
    If your browser isn’t covered here, or you would like more in-depth information, visit My Web my Way, an online guide that explains the various accessibility features provided by your web browser.

    BBC Accessibility Guildeines

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