Classroom Software is US508 Compliant

US508 compliance in "Word"

Click to reverse these colours (dark blue on white)

To   increase  the  font  size

click on

View > Text Size > Largest

This works for Internet Explorer; for different browsers, and for users wishing to change colours and fonts, we detail the procedures to follow below. 

Alternatively, use the contacts page, or telephone (number follows) 0161 866 8716 zero one six one eight six six eight seven one six (omit the leading zero and substitute your country's international access code, then the digits four four if you call from outside the United Kingdom).

Edit: this page has had very few hits, so is not regularly updated with the latest versions of all browsers - if you want up-to-date help, call Dom and leave a message.  He'll assist with your particular choice of browser (might take him a few days to get back to you if he's teaching !).

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Browser Settings

Some browsers limit the way you can make changes to the page view. Here are some tips for changes you may be able to make.

Font type or size

To improve visibility, increase the size of text and alter the font.

IE Users (PC)

Choose 'View' (or 'Tools') and scroll down to 'Internet Options'.
Choose 'Fonts' and select your preference; click 'OK'.
Go to 'Accessibility' in 'Internet Options' and click on 'Ignore font styles/font sizes specified on Web pages'.
Click 'OK'.  Your specifications are what you now view  the page with.
 

Firefox Users (PC)

To increase font size, go to 'View' and then 'Zoom' > 'Zoom In' - as often as you want (or press CTRL ++ ).
To change the type of font, go to 'Tools', 'Options', 'Content' ...

There are also many other options for customising your browser in Tools > Options .


Safari Users

Select "View" from the Safari menu bar at the top of the screen.
Select "Make Text Bigger" to increase the text size.
Or, select "Make Text Smaller" to decrease the text size.

IE Users (Mac)

The View Menu has a Text Zoom option offering a range of percentage sizes as well as Make Text Bigger/Smaller options (Cmd & - or +) or you can select Customize Toolbar and add the Bigger/Smaller buttons.

Netscape Users (Mac)

Also offers the Text Zoom and Smaller/Larger (Cmd & - or +) options from the View menu.



Colour of text and background

You may require certain colours to be able to view the site more easily.

IE Users (PC)

Choose 'View' (or 'Tools') and scroll down to 'Internet Options'.
Select 'Colors'.
You can change the colours of text, of links, and of the background page.
Choose 'Accessibility' from 'Internet Options'; click on 'Ignore colors specified on Web pages'.
When you click 'OK', the pages you now view will appear with your choices.

Netscape Users

Go to 'Preferences', 'Appearance', 'Colors' and choose 'Always use my colors, overriding document', then specify your colours.

Safari Users

To change colours, font style, etcetera, you will need to provide your own stylesheet. This is assigned in the Safari Preferences:

Select "Preferences" from the Safari menu bar at the top of the screen.
Click on the "Advanced" button on the preferences pane.
Click on the "Stylesheet" drop down menu.
Select "Other..." from the drop down menu.
Use the "File Open" dialogue box to find your own stylesheet.
Select your stylesheet and click on the "Choose" button.
Safari will now use your personal settings for how a web page should look.
You can also specify a minimum font size for a web page. This means that those web pages which have a font size smaller than you specified will automatically have the size increased to your minimum. This applies to all web pages.

Select "Preferences" from the Safari menu bar at the top of the screen.
Click on the "Advanced" button on the preferences pane.
Tick the "Universal Access" check box and select a minimum font size from the drop down menu to the right.

 

For other help or problems with this website, please use the contact page, or telephone 0161 866 8716 (omit the leading zero and substitute your country's international access code, then the digits four four if you call from outside the United Kingdom).