Changing your browser settings
The BBC my web my way website
explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer,
keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for
you.You may benefit from viewing this website with a larger text
size or a different colour scheme than the one automatically
displayed. The following guidelines will help you control the size
of text and colours when using Internet Explorer or Netscape
Controlling text and colours in Internet Explorer
- Click on 'Tools' from the top menu
- From the drop down menu, click on 'Internet options'
- Select the 'General' tab.
- Click on 'Accessibility' (bottom right)
- Change your font size by checking 'Ignore font sizes specified
on Web pages'
- Remove background and font colours by checking 'Ignore colours
specified on web pages'
- Click 'OK' to confirm the changes
- To specify your own text size, select 'View' from the top
- From the drop down menu select 'Text Size' and choose the size
Controlling text and colours in Netscape Navigator
- Select 'Edit' from the top menu and choose 'Preferences'
- Open the 'Appearance' group and click on 'Fonts'
- Next to 'For the encoding' should read Western From 'Size'
- Next to 'Variable width font' is a drop down box: select
'Arial'. The 'Fixed width font' box should already read 'Courier
New'. From 'Size' select 18
- To over-ride the default text size you see on our web pages,
select 'Use my default fonts, overriding document specified
- Click 'OK'.
- Select 'Edit' from the menu at the top of the window and choose
- Open the Appearance' group and click on 'Colours'
- Select a colour button to change colours of text, background,
unvisited links, or visited links
- To override the default colours you see on our web pages,
select 'Always use my colours, overriding document'
- Click 'OK'
We are always looking at ways to improve accessibility on our
website. If you've experienced any accessibility problems whilst
using this site, we would welcome your suggestions and