How to make this website more accessible

The Joint Villages Summer Fete.co.uk website is committed to ensuring it is accessible to as many visitors as possible by following upto date, recommended web standards.

Internet Explorer (Tested IE 6, 7)

Text Size:  You can vary the size of the text via your browser's menus by holding down the ALT key and pressing V, followed by 'x' for the "Textsize" submenu, then select from the option of Largest (g), Larger (L), Medium (M -- the default setting), Smaller (S) or Smallest (a). If you prefer to use your mouse, just click on the "Page" button on the righthandside of the browser toolbar, and move down to the "Textsize" option on the resulting drop-down menu.

Internet Explorer 8

Zoom:  As well as the above, version 8 of Internet Explorer has added a Zoom option to the View menu so you can now easily increase the size of everything in the browser window: text and images.

Firefox (Tested FF 3.5.3)

Text Size:  You can vary the size of the text via your browser's menus by holding down the ALT key and pressing V, followed by 'z' for the "Zoom" submenu, then either 'i' to Zoom In to make everything larger, or 'o' to Zoom Out to make everything smaller. If you only want the text to change in size and not all the images too, you can tick the option to only affect the text by choosing the option "Zoom Text Only" (T). You may also zoom in and out by using the keyboard short cuts "Ctrl++" (hold down the Ctrl key and press the plus sign on the number pad) to zoom in, or the short cut "Ctrl+-" (hold down the Ctrl key and press the minus sign on the number pad) to zoom out. To re-set everything back to the default setting, you may use "Ctrl+0" (the Ctrl key plus 0 -- zero -- on the number pad). You will need the keyboard sequence Ctrl+V+Z+T, or use the mouse to pulldown the View menu and go via that route, to tick and untick the "Zoom Text Only" option.

Useful Resources

AbilityNet:  AbilityNet is a registered charity aimed at helping disabled adults & children use computers by adapting the technology to their needs, but they also provide a range of free factsheets, in both Word and PDF formats, on a range of useful topics that anyone may download (although they ask for a donation, this is entirely optional), plus links to useful software. Visit www.abilitynet.org.uk for more information.

BBC My Web, My Way:  For more detailed information about web accessibility, you may like to read the BBC's My Web, My Way site at www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/.

Screen Reader Software:  There's a range of useful utilities you can download free of charge from www.screenreader.net including the WebbIE browser which can read the content of web pages out to you.