We hope the contents of this website will be accessible to all our users. If you are having difficulties accessing information please report problems to:Helen Ratcliffe,
Tel: 01524 5-10623
Send E-mail to Helen Ratcliffe
Users of Screen Readers
"Skip Navigation" links have been provided at the top of each page to allow screen readers to pass over repetitive menus and should take you directly to the page content.
You should be able to access all links using the tab key. Please report faults or illogical sequencing to Helen Ratcliffe
Customising Web Pages
If you have dyslexia, colour blindness or low vision, you can alter your browser settings to suit your needs. You can change the colour of the text and background and enlarge or reduce the size of the font. You can also remove the "style" specified by the web designer.
Follow the instructions below or download them in Word.
Changing Text Size
In Internet Explorer or Navigator, select View, Text Size.
Change the text size as required. You may need to click the "refresh" button.
Changing Text and Background Colours
- In Internet Explorer, select Tools, Internet Options. A dialogue box will appear. Click on Accessibility button.
- A second dialogue box will appear. Click the checkbox Ignore colours specified on Web pages and click on OK.
- Click on Colours in the dialogue box that remains. A third box will appear.
- Uncheck Use Windows colours.
- Select new colours for the text and background by clicking on the colour chip and choosing new ones. Click on OK.
- Check that your web page has changed. You may need to click on the refresh button.
Restore Default Settings
Return your browser to its default settings by checking Use Windows colours, click on OK. Click on Accessibility and uncheck Ignore colours
Removing the Page Style
- Select Tools, Internet Options and click on Accessibility.
- Check Ignore colours, Ignore fonts and Ignore font sizes.
- Click on OK and see what effect this has on your web pages.
Adding a Customised Style Sheet
You can replace the web page style with your own by following the steps above and by also selecting "Format Documents Using My Style Sheet". You will need to create your own style sheet file and store it on your computer hard drive.
General Advice for Disabled I.T. users
A Disabilities Advisor is available for consultation on other I.T. matters. Please contact:
Library & Information Systems Building,
General advice for disabled students is available at: www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/disabilities/