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Browser Accessibility Options

Controlling text and colours in your web browser

You can specify the font sizes, styles and colours, and foreground and background colours of Web pages displayed on your computer screen, even if the author of the Web page has already specified these. You can also specify the colour used to indicate links in Web pages, or a special colour for links that is used only when the mouse passes over the link.

This is useful if you have low vision, need larger fonts, or need high-contrast colours. You can set Internet Explorer to use the colours and fonts you specify, your default Windows colours and fonts, or the settings you specify in your own style sheet.

If you use the Internet Explorer browsers to view the Internet, the following guidelines will enable you to enlarge the size of the text and control the colours on your screen.

Microsoft Internet Explorer for PC

  • Open your Internet Explorer Web Browser.

  • Select 'Tools' from the menu at the top of your window.

  • From the options which appear, select 'Internet options...'.

  • Click on the 'General' tab.

  • Click on the button marked 'Accessibility'.

  • To change your font size, select the checkbox marked 'Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages'.

  • To remove background and font colours, select the checkbox marked 'Ignore colours specified on web pages'.

  • Click OK (and again if necessary).

  • Select 'View' from the menu at the top of your window.

  • From the options which appear, select 'Text Size'.

  • Select your desired text size.

Microsoft Internet Explorer for Apple Mac

  • Open your Internet Explorer Web Browser.

  • Select 'Tools' from the menu at the top of your window.

  • From the options which appear, select 'Internet options...'.

  • Click on the 'General' tab.

  • Click on the button marked 'Accessibility'.

  • To change your font size, select the checkbox marked 'Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages'.

  • To remove background and font colours, select the checkbox marked 'Ignore colours specified on web pages'.

  • Click OK (and again if necessary).

  • Select 'View' from the menu at the top of your window.

  • From the options which appear, select 'Text Size'.

  • Select your desired text size.

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