Changing colours and text size
Most browsers allow users to change the colour and size of text. Some changes to background colours are also possible. However, it is important to bear in mind that larger text can mean less information on a screen leading to an increase in the need for scrolling and thus browsing pages is more time consuming. Also be careful not to set a background colour to be the same as the text colour as text will become invisible!
The settings for making these changes are described below. You may need to click "refresh" or "reload" one the changes have been made to make them take effect.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 & 6
To make text easier to see...
1. Click on the 'Tools' drop-down menu at the top of the browser window
2. Click on 'Internet Options..."
3. Click the 'Accessibility' button at the bottom right of the 'Internet Options' box.
4. Check the 'Ignore colors specified on web pages' option by clicking on the white box to the left of this option to add a tick.
5. Click the 'OK' button to return to the 'Internet Options' box
6. Click on the 'Colors' button at the bottom left of the 'Internet Options' box
7. Uncheck the 'Use windows colors' by clicking on the white box to the left of this option to remove the tick
8. Click on the object colour that you wish to change (Text, Background or Links).
9. Select an alternative colour from the colour palette by clicking on it.
10. Click the 'OK' button to return to the 'Internet Options' box
11. Click the 'OK' button in the 'Internet Options' box once you've changed the colours to suit your requirements
12. The changes should now be seen on the screen. Repeat this process until you have the colours as you want them.
To make text larger...
1. Click on the 'View' drop-down menu at the top of the browser window
2. Click on 'Text Size'
3. Select a new font size from Smallest, Smaller, Medium, Larger, Largest
4. The change should now be reflected on the screen. Repeat the process until you have a size you can comfortably read.