Accessibility

Most users should find this website easy to read. However, if you are having difficulties, changing some of the display options in your browser may help. Some simple instructions for zooming page content are below. Other options for colour changes and changing browser settings can be found in the software manufacturers accessibility pages further down this page.

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Page and Text size

To change the size of the web page or just the text on the screen follow the instructions below.
In many of these browsers you can also change the text size by pressing the Ctrl or Cmd key and using the scroll wheel on your mouse to increase or decrease the size of the text.

Internet Explorer 11

Zoom in on a webpage: Press ctrl+ to zoom in, or press ctrl- to zoom out.

Make text larger or smaller: Open the View menu and select Text size. Choose to make text larger or smaller than the size on the screen.

Firefox and Safari

Page zoom: cmd++ increases the web page size, cmd+- decreases the web page size, cmd+0 (zero) resets the page to normal size.
Text Zoom: You can change the text size only using the Text Zoom feature:click the View menu, then go to Zoom. Select Zoom Text Only, which will make the controls only apply to text, not images.

Use these keys to control text size when Text Zoom is selected: cmd++ to increase, cmd+- to decrease, cmd+0 (zero) to reset to the page's default size

Note that some web pages may display incorrectly if you increase or decrease the text size.

Background colour

Changing the background colour can be a simple way to increase legibility for some users. To change the colour in some popular browsers:
Firefox: in the Preferences menu , select Content and then the Colors box on the right hand side, where you can set the back ground colour.
Internet Explorer 11: from the Tools menu, select Internet Options. Select Colors at the bottom of the dialog box to change any colours on the page.

Other accessibility options

For further accessibility options please see the external websites below
Internet explorer (all versions) - plus other Microsoft products, including Windows7, Vista and XP (Microsoft)
Firefox (all versions)
Chrome and all Google products
Apple products - Safari, OS X (Apple) and further support here
Opera (all versions)

Accessing PDF documents

It is not always possible to to adhere to all accessibility standards. PDFs in particular may not be fully accessible due to document structures and limitations. Adobe has developed a number of tools and resources for accessible PDF documents; these are available here. Should you experience any difficulty in accessing PDF documents, please don't hesitate to contact the Union.

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