Help with specific types of content on our website
Making Text Larger
Basic text size can be increased and decreased on most browsers by pressing Ctrl and + or – (for Mac use the Apple key and + or -). You may also need to go to your browser’s View menu and select ‘Zoom text only’ to achieve the right results
If you want more control over the type and size of font, go into the Tools menu and select Internet Options (for Firefox/Safari go to the Preferences menu) and you will find further Text options in the Content section.
You can set the colours for text and background in your browser’s Tools menu. Select Internet Options then Accessibility. Click in the white square next to ‘Ignore colours specified on web pages’.
In the Internet Options box select Colours. Another box will open. Uncheck the box marked Use Windows colours, and click the rectangle to the right of ‘Text’ and choose a text colour (eg yellow). Click the rectangle to the right of ‘Background’ and choose a background colour (eg black). Click the OK button or tab to the OK button and press Enter.
You can set the colours for text and background in your browser’s Preferences menu. Select the Content tab. Under the ‘Fonts & Colours’ heading click on ‘Colours…’. Unselect the tick box next to ‘Allow pages to choose their own colours…’, and you can now set your own choices of colours for text, background and links.
For further help on how to tailor your computer’s display to your requirements, consult the BBC’s extensive guide at www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/index.shtml