SDF Site Accessibility
SDF wishes to ensure accessibility to our website.
The majority of stylesheets used to control layout and presentation of the pages on this site validate to the W3C CSS standard.
If you need to change the size of the text on the page, most Internet browsers will allow users to change the font size. However when changing your browser settings, keep this information in mind:
- Bigger text means less information on the screen at any one time and more scrolling.
- You may need to click on the 'Refresh' or 'Reload' button for changes to take effect.
How to change the settings of the following browsers:
Internet Explorer (IE)
- To change font sizes in IE:
IE7: From the Page menu, choose the Text size option
IE6 and below: From the View menu, choose the Text size option
- To change colour and font settings in IE:
From the Tools menu, choose Internet OptionsSelect the Accessibility... button (bottom right)By checking the desired checkboxes, you can force the browser to ignore the colours, font styles and font sizes
- To disable images in IE
From the Tools menu, choose Internet OptionsSelect the Advanced tab (top right). Scroll down to the Multimedia sectionUntick the checkbox labelled Show pictures
- To change font sizes in Firefox
From the View menu, choose the Text Size option
- To change colour and font settings in Firefox
On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed by Preferences
On other platforms:
From the Tools menu, choose Options Select the Content tab.
To select font: Within the Fonts & Colors section, select the default font and size from the drop-down menus/ Clicking the Advanced... will display a new dialog. To enforce your previous font selection, untick the checkbox
Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of the selections above.
To select colours:
Within the Fonts & Colors section, click the Colors... button. The dialog that appears allows you to select a colour palette that best suits you. To enforce your colour selection, untick the checkbox
Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above
To disable images in Firefox
On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed by PreferencesOn other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose OptionsSelect the Content tab. Untick the checkbox labelled Load images automatically.
Safari is the browser provided by OSX - to change text size for all the pages you view in Safari:Click on the ' Safari ' menu with the mouse and then then click on ' Preferences ' or press ' Command (Apple) and ',' (Comma).Click on the ' Appearance ' icon .Click on ' Select ' next to ' Standard font: ' box.
This will bring up the ' Fonts ' window click on font size you want under the ' Sizes ' heading .Click on the ' Fonts ' box close button.
Click on the ' Appearance ' window close button to return to Safari.
Note: Mac key convention:
- 'Ctrl' is used for 'Control'
- 'Apple' is used for 'Command'
- 'Alt' is used for the 'Option' key
Note: keyboard shortcuts for increasing text size in Firefox, Safari and Explorer 7 are:
Windows - 'Ctrl' and '+'Apple OSX 'Command (Apple)' and ' +'And for decreasing in Windows 'Ctrl' and '-' and using OSX Command' and '-'
Note: Firefox is open source program and as such there are add ons which provide toolbars such as 'Accessibar' which allows the changing of text size, text colour, background colour, link colour, line spacing, hiding graphics and text to speech utilities.
Another example is the Hawking toolbar which allows switch access and control.
More information on add-ons for Firefox at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Links have title attributes that describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target. Please note that most external links (links to other websites) will open up in a new browser window.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets the content of each page is still readable.
Many of the documents in this site are PDFs and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, which is available as a free Download.
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