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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 some settings for common web-browsers.

Font Sizes

You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser. In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size. In Mozilla Firefox select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size. 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.


Most images on this site contain additional 'alternate' text that is stored within the image. This allows users who otherwise wouldn't be able to see the image to access this stored information. Although this can help users of assistive technology (e.g. Screen-readers), this also applies to visitors who disable images because of a slow internet connection. Any image that is used for purely decorative will have a blank alternate text. This reduces the amount of unnecessary content on each page.

Further Guidance

The BBC has produced a guide, 'My Web, My Way', which provides various accessibility information for a range of web browsers. You may find this guide useful in getting the most out of your browsing experience - My Web My Way.


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