Changing text size
This article provides further information on how to alter the default text size of your browser.
The following information provides guidance on how to alter the default text size in your browser.
Internet Explorer (Microsoft Windows)
If you have Internet Explorer 6 or 7.
To alter your text size, move your mouse pointer over the word 'View' that is displayed at the top of the browser window and click the mouse button once. This will display a dropdown list of options.
Move the mouse pointer over the option labelled 'Text Size' and press the mouse button once. This will display another list of options. Click on the required option for the text size wanted.
The page will then refresh with your newly selected setting.
If you have Internet Explorer 7 and it's being used click on the down arrow next to the 'Page' menu. This is on the ribbon on the top right hand of the page, between the printer icon and the 'Tools' menu.
Point to the text size and wait for the drop down menu to appear.
Select your choice of Largest, Larger, Medium, Smaller, Small text sizes.
Safari (Apple Mac or Windows)
Select Edit from the browser menu options
From the options menu which appears, select Preferences
Select Web content
Deselect the button marked Show style sheets
Return to the list of preferences
Select Web browser
Select the font size you require
Firefox (Windows or Apple Mac)
Select 'view' from the main menu.
Navigate to 'zoom' and alter the zoom level as required.
Navigte back the to 'zoom' menu to reset the zoom level.
Next to For the encoding should read ‘Western’, to tell the computer which types of letters and symbols to use
From Size select the size of font that suits you (for example, 18)
From the drop-down box next to the Variable Width Font field, select Ariel
The Fixed Width Font box should already read 'Courier New'.
From 'Size' select 18
To override the fonts used by the designer of the web page, select Use my default fonts overriding document specified fonts
Select OK to save changes
For further information please see the BBC's guide on accessibility.