Accessibility


We strive to make the opento website accessible to all of our users.  That applies equally to those who have visual, hearing, or motor-skill impairments.  If you have any comments or suggestions on how to help us make this site more accessible, please contact us

Changing text size

To change the size of the text in your browser, click on one of the following:

If this is unsuccessful, there are other ways to change text size.  It depends upon which browser you are using.

Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)

Using the mouse

  1. Open the “View” menu
  2. Select “Text Size
  3. Choose your preferred text size

Using the keyboard – keystrokes are shown in brackets – like [this]

  1. [Alt with V]
  2. [X]
  3. Use the arrow keys to highlight your preferred text size, then [Enter]

Google Chrome (PC)

Using the mouse

  1. Open the “Customise and control Google chrome” menu (wrench icon)
  2. On the row marked “Zoom
  3. Choose your preferred text size

Using the keyboard – keystrokes are shown in brackets – like [this]

  1. [Ctrl with +] makes the text bigger each time it is pressed.
  2. [Ctrl  with -] makes the text smaller each time it is pressed.

Netscape 7 (PC)

Using the mouse

  1. Open the “View” menu
  2. Select “TextZoom
  3. Choose your preferred text size

Using the keyboard – keystrokes are shown in brackets – like [this]

  1. [Alt with V]
  2. [Z]
  3. Use the arrow keys to highlight your preferred text size, then [Enter]

Firefox or Mozilla (PC)

Using the mouse

  1. Open the “View” menu
  2. Select “Zoom
  3. Choose “Zoom In” to make the text bigger.  You can repeat this step.
    Choose “Zoom Out” to make the text smaller.  You can repeat this step.

Using the keyboard – keystrokes are shown in brackets – like [this]

  1. [Ctrl with +] makes the text bigger each time it is pressed.
  2. [Ctrl  with -] makes the text smaller each time it is pressed.

Firefox or Mozilla (Mac)

Using the mouse

  1. Open the “View” menu
  2. Select “Zoom
  3. Choose “Zoom In” to make the text bigger.  You can repeat this step.
    Choose “Zoom Out” to make the text smaller.  You can repeat this step.

Using the keyboard – keystrokes are shown in brackets – like [this]

  1. [Apple with +] makes the text bigger each time it is pressed.
  2. [Apple  with -] makes the text smaller each time it is pressed.

Safari (Mac)

Using the mouse

  1. Open the “View” menu
  2. Choose “Zoom In” to make the text bigger.  You can repeat this step.
    Choose “Zoom Out” to make the text smaller.  You can repeat this step.

Using the keyboard – keystrokes are shown in brackets – like [this]

  1. [Apple with +] makes the text bigger each time it is pressed.
  2. [Apple  with -] makes the text smaller each time it is pressed.

Opera

Using the mouse

  1. Click the “Opera” button
  2. Choose “Page”
  3. Choose “Zoom”
  4. Select your preferred size

Using the keyboard – keystrokes are shown in brackets – like [this]

  1. [+] makes the text bigger each time it is pressed.
  2. [-] makes the text smaller each time it is pressed.

Access keys

Access keys let you navigate around the opento website without using your mouse.  Use them to jump directly to different sections of the site or certain areas within a page.

Access KeyFunction
0Show this Accessibility Page
1Go to the Home Page
2Skip to main content of current page (for non-visual browsers)
3Site Map
4Search field focus
5Advanced Search
6Site Navigation Tree
9Contact Us

How Access Keys work depends upon which browser you have:

Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)

  1. [Alt with AccessKey]
  2. [Enter]

Google Chrome (PC)

  1. [Alt with AccessKey]

Netscape 7 (PC)

  1. [Alt with AccessKey]

Firefox or Mozilla (PC)

  1. [Alt with AccessKey]

Firefox or Mozilla (Mac)

  1. [Alt with AccessKey]

Safari (Mac)

  1. [Alt with AccessKey]

Opera

  1. [Shift with Esc]
  2. [AccessKey]

Note

If you are using an assistive technology tool such as the IBM HomePage Reader or WindowEyes, these access keys will not be available because the assistive tool will already be using them for a purpose of its own.


Important further information on adapting your computer

Ability Net – together with the BBC - have produced a site called My Web, My Way.  It is the definitive guide to adapting your computer to improve its accessibility, especially if you are new to computers and new to impairments.

                   
                   

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