Accessibility

This website has been designed to comply with the international web accessibility standards issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as part of their Web Accessibility Initiative.

All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that top level and main content pages are compliant with these standards.

Making the site bigger or smaller

You can choose to make the site bigger or smaller to make it easier to read.

To do this, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • To increase the text size, press Ctrl and +
  • To decrease text size, press Ctrl and -

Or, you can hold down the Ctrl key while using the scroll button on your mouse to zoom in and out.

Making the text bigger or smaller

You can choose to make only the text larger or smaller. You can do this using the "Text size" links at the top of each page or through your browser.

Adjusting the text size through your browser settings

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
    Select either the "View" menu or the "Page" menu, select "Text size" and select your required size (either larger or smaller).
  • Mozilla family browsers (Firefox etc)
    Select the "View" menu in the browser tool bar, select "Text size" then choose to either "Increase font" or "Decrease font" until the text is the required size.

Changing colours

Changing the site's background or text colour can be particularly useful for users who find the contrast of the background and text colours causes an uncomfortable glare. To do this you will need to adjust your browser settings:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
    Select the "Tools" menu, select "Internet Options", select "Colors" and make changes to text and background colours in the Colors panel. Then choose the 'Accessibility' button and tick the box labelled "Ignore colours specified on Web".
  • Mozilla family browsers (Firefox etc)
    Select the "Tools" menu, select "Options", open the "Content" tab and select "Colors". You can define the colour of text and background from here.

Downloading or reading documents

Most documents are available to download as PDFs. Access Adobe can translate PDFs into HTML or text emails which makes them accessible for those using a screen reader.

Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

If you require a document in an alternative format please contact customer services.

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to equality and diversity and want to ensure that our services are accessible to everyone. If you would like a copy of any information on our website in a different format please contact customer services.

CONTACTS

If you require any further assistance in relation to accessibility, please contact our Customer Services Helpdesk

T: +44 (0)131 314 6080

E: gtcs@gtcs.org.uk