Accessibility

Text Size

If you find that the text is too small for you to read, you can change it to a size you’re more comfortable with:

If you use a wheel-mouse, you may be able to change the text size by holding down the Control or Command key and turning the wheel.

In Firefox and other Mozilla browsers, use the View > Zoom menu.

In Windows Internet Explorer, use the View > Text Size menu.

In Safari, use the View > Make Text Bigger option.

In Google Chrome, use the View > Zoom In option.

If you use a wheel-mouse, you may be able to change the text size by holding down the Control or Command key and turning the wheel. In some browsers you can change the text size using Control or Command and the + and - keys. In certain browsers, these functions may ‘zoom’ the entire site rather than just the text.

Access Keys

Access Keys provide alternative navigation without using a mouse. This site uses the following Access Keys:

  • N: skip to the Main Navigation links.
  • S: skip to the Page Content.
  • R: jump to the Related Content (where applicable).
  • 1: go to the Home Page.
  • 3: go to the Site Map.
  • 0: go to this Accessibility page.

Internet Explorer 6+ (PC)

Hold down the ALT key, press the character of the access key, release both keys then press Enter.

Firefox, Mozilla (PC)

Hold down the ALT key and press the character of the access key.

Firefox, Mozilla (Mac)

Hold down the CTRL key and press the character of the access key.

Google Chrome (PC)

Hold down the ALT key and press the character of the access key.

Google Chrome (Mac)

Hold down the ALT+CTRL keys and press the character of the access key.

Opera

Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the character of the accesskey.

Accessibility Rating

scotland.org has an ‘A’ WAI rating with passes for many ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ criteria.

Browsers

The following are third party links and resources for specific browsers and specialist accessibility software.

Mozilla Firefox

getfirefox.com
Information provided on how to change browser settings in Mozilla browsers.

Internet Explorer

microsoft.com/ie
Information provided by Microsoft on how to change browser settings.

Google Chrome

google.com/chrome
Information provided by Google on how to change Chrome browser settings.

JAWS screen reader

JAWS screen reader
www.freedomscientific.com
Download a free trial copy of the screen reader Jaws.

MAGic screen magnification

MAGic screen magnification
www.freedomscientific.com
Information on screen magnification software.

WindowEyes

www.gwmicro.com
Screen reader with Braille support.