Accessibility

How do I increase the size of the text on this website?

In both Internet Explorer and Firefox you can increase the text by clicking ‘Ctrl Scroll Up’. Similarly, to decrease the text click 'Ctrl Scroll Down’. You can also select 'View' then 'Text Size' in your browser menu.

If you are using Opera, from the main menu at the top of your browser, choose 'View'. From the 'View' sub-menu, choose 'Zoom'. On the 'Zoom' sub-menu,
you can choose a new percentage for your font size. You may also increase the text size by holding down the 'Control' key on your keyboard and scrolling the central wheel on your mouse forward (to increase the text size) and backward (to decrease the text size).

If you are using Safari, from the main menu at the top of your browser, choose 'View'. On the 'View' sub-menu, choose either 'Make Text Bigger' or 'Make Text Smaller'.

How can I change the font and font colours used?

In Internet Explorer: To specify fonts and colors to always use for Web page. On the Tools menu click Internet Options. On the General tab, click Accessibility and change the settings as necessary.

Can I navigate this site without using a mouse?

You can use the following access keys to navigate this site
Access key " s " - Jump to page content
Access key " n " - Jump to navigation
Access key " 0 " - Jump to accessibility information
Access key " m " - Jump to site map

How to use access keys in your browser:

Internet Explorer 5+ (PC) - Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Internet Explorer 4 (PC) - Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac) - Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla 2.0 (PC) - Hold down the SHIFT and ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla 3.0 (PC) - Hold down the SHIFT and ALT key and press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Firefox, Mozilla (Mac) - Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Safari and Omniweb (Mac) - Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Opera - Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey

I can't access PDF documents. What should I do?

PDF files retain all of the original formatting of the printed version of documents. To view PDF files you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

I still have a technical problem problem with this website. Who should I contact?

If you are still having problems or have a question that you want to ask, visit our Contact page to send us your query by email.

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British Youth CouncilChildren's Rights Alliance for EnglandKIDSNational Council for Voluntary Youth ServicesNational Youth AgencyNCB