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Accessibility

We hope that you aren't having any difficulty getting around this website or using any of the features. If you have a problem accessing our site, we want to help. Please tell us about any accessibility problems by emailing: contact@sthelensgateway.info

We also have some information below about accessibility functions which may help.

Make this website easier to see

There are things you can do to improve the appearance of this website to make it easier to see.

You can make adjustments to the size, style and colour of the text on screen. This is known as changing the 'font'.

The following accessibility functions may improve the way you view our website.

Changing the font size

You are able to change the size of the font so the text is easier for you to read. This can be done in your web browser.

Some of the most commonly used web browsers can be changed by following these instructions:

Internet Explorer (version 6 and later)

  1. Click on the View menu
  2. Select Text Size
  3. Choose the size of text you would like

Firefox (version 2.9 and later)

  1. Click on the View menu
  2. Select Zoom
  3. You can then zoom in or zoom out on the text to change the size
  4. Alternatively, use 'Ctrl +' and 'Ctrl -' to increase and decrease the text size.

Google Chrome (version 12 and later)

  1. Click the tool icon in the top right-hand corner
  2. Select Options
  3. Select Under the hood on the left-hand side
  4. In the Web content section you can adjust the font size and style

Other browsers
Refer to your browser’s help menu or see the external links section for help changing your settings in other web browsers.

Changing the font style

You can alter the style of text that appears on your page so it's easier for you to read.

Some of the most commonly used web browsers can be updated in the following way:

Internet Explorer (version 6 and later)

  1. Click on the Tools menu
  2. Select Internet Options menu
  3. Choose the Accessibility button (in the General tab)
  4. Select the Ignore font styles box
  5. Click OK
  6. Click on the Fonts option
  7. Select the font that you wish to use
  8. Click OK
  9. Click OK again to close the Internet Options screen

Firefox (version 2.9 and later)

  1. Go to the Tools menu bar and select Options menu (make sure that you are in the content section)
  2. Go to the Fonts & Colours section and select the font you wish to use
  3. Click on the Advanced button
  4. Untick the Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above box
  5. Click OK
  6. Click OK again exit the options menu

Google Chrome (version 12 and later)

  1. Click the tool icon in the top right-hand corner
  2. Select Options
  3. Select Under the hood on the left-hand side
  4. In the Web content section you can adjust the font size and style

Other browsers
Refer to your browser’s help menu or see the external links section for help changing your settings in other web browsers.

Changing the background text and colour

Web browsers can be customised so that website information is displayed in a way that it is easy for you to read.

The two most commonly used web browsers can be updated in the following way:

Internet Explorer (version 6 and later)

  1. Click on the Tools menu
  2. Select Internet Options menu
  3. Choose the Accessibility button (in the General tab)
  4. Select the Ignore colors specified on webpages box
  5. Click OK
  6. Click on the Colors option
  7. Uncheck Use Windows colors box
  8. Select the text and background colours that you wish to use
  9. Click OK
  10. Click OK again to close the options screen

Firefox (version 2.9 and later)

  1. Go to the Tools menu bar and select Options menu (make sure that you are in the content section)
  2. Go to the Fonts & Colours section
  3. Click on the Advanced button
  4. Untick the Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above box and click OK
  5. Click on the Colours button
  6. Select the colours you wish to choose for your text and background
  7. Click OK
  8. Click OK again exit the options menu

Other browsers
Refer to your browser’s help menu or see the external links section for help changing your settings in other web browsers.


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