Accessibility

The Rapidology website has been designed for maximum ease-of-use. The navigation devices and tools have been created to help you access the information you need quickly and easily. The website should work with all browsers with easy-to-use settings.

How to adjust your browser to suit your needs
 
This will depend on what browser you are using: 
 
Instructions for Microsoft Internet Explorer users 
To change the font and colour settings you must firstly: 
  • Select Internet Options from the View OR the Tools menu – this will depend on your browser version. 
  • Select the Accessibility Option and click the three boxes displayed under formatting, so that they are now showing ticks.
If you want to change the type of text: 

  • Select Internet Options from the View OR the Tools menu depending on your browser. 
  • Click on the Fonts button, choose your font from the drop-down menu under Web page font and click the OK button. Arial is one of the easiest fonts to read.
If you want to change the size of the text you can do this in two ways: 

  1. Click on "Increase the font size" which appears on the left or right navigation panel of each page. 
     
  2. Follow these steps: 
     
    • Select Internet Options from the View OR the Tools menu depending on your browser. 
    • Click on the Accessibility button. 
    • Click the Ignore fonts now showing on web pages box so that it now shows a tick. 
    • Click OK. 
    • Click OK again to close. 
    • Select the View option from the Menubar. 
    • Select the Text Size option and choose your preferred text size.

  3. Press and hold the Ctrl key while scrolling the mouse wheel.
If you want to change the colour of the text or the background: 
  • Select Internet Options from the View OR the Tools menu depending on your browser.  
  • Click on the Colours button and untick the box next to Use Windows colours.  
  • To change the colour of the text, click on the button to the right of Text, choose your colour from the palette and click OK.  
  • To change the colour of the background, click on the button to the right of Background, choose your colour from the palette and click OK.
If you want to remove the images: 

  • Select Internet Options from the View OR the Tools menu depending on your browser. 
  • Select the Advanced tab at the top right hand corner of the box. 
  • Scroll down to the Multimedia heading. 
  • Untick the box next to Show Pictures. 
  • Click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button.
For more information visit the Microsoft Help and Support site. 
 
Instructions for Netscape Navigator 4+ users 
To change your browser settings, you must firstly:   
  • Select Edit from the Menu Bar. 
  • Select Preferences. You now have the option to make various changes. 
  • Select Appearance. 
  • Select Font. You can alter the Variable and Fixed width Font to your preferred option.
If you want to change the colour of the text or the background:  
  • Select Appearance. 
  • Select Colours. 
  • Select Text, choose your preferred colour and click on the OK button. 
  • Select Background, choose your preferred colour and click on the OK button. 
  • Click OK again to close the Preferences option.
If you want to remove the images:  
  • Select the Edit option from the Menu Bar. 
  • Select the Preferences option. 
  • Select the Advanced option. 
  • Untick the box next to Automatically Load Images and click OK.
For more information visit Netscape Browser Central. 
 
Instructions for Macintosh users
 
For full instructions on making use of the various versions of the Macintosh operating system's accessibility features, including resizing text, text-to-speech function and keyboard alternatives to mouse functions, visit the Apple website's section on disability.