Accessibility

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is committed to making its content accessible by as many people as possible. Please find below instructions on how to adjust your web browser settings according to your needs.

To change the background and text colour

Internet Explorer

At the top of your browser select the ‘Tools’ menu, then select the ‘Internet Options’ menu. Select the ‘Accessibility’ button within the General tab.

Tick ‘Ignore colours specified on web pages’, then click OK.

Once back within the General area, select the ‘Colours’ button, then untick ‘Use windows colours’.

You are then able to select the text and background colours you want. Click OK and OK again to close the Internet Options and activate your changes.

Firefox

At the top of your browser select the ‘Tools’ menu, then select ‘Options’. On the Content tab under the Fonts and Colours section click on ‘Colours’.

Untick the ‘Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above’ box and you are then able to select the text and background colours you want.

Google Chrome

Changing the background colour alone isn’t possible in Chrome but you can install a high contrast theme. To do this, click on the Google Chrome menu icon (box with three horizontal lines) on the browser toolbar to get the Customise and Control Google Chrome menu.

Click on ‘Settings’ and then click on ‘Get Themes’ under the Appearance heading. Search for the ‘high contrast’ theme. Check that the theme developer is Google and click ‘Add to Chrome’ to install it.

To remove this theme click on the Customise and control Google Chrome menu. Click on ‘Settings’ and then click on ‘Extensions’. Delete ‘high contrast’ from the list.

Safari

Safari does not easily allow you to change the default background colour. The only option to do this is to create your own style sheet and tell your browser to use this one. To do this, go to the Safari menu and select ‘Preferences’. In the window that opens click ‘Advanced’.

From the drop-down menu next to ‘Style Sheet’ select ‘Other’. This will open a window where you can browse your folders and find the style sheet you have created and wish to use. Click ‘Choose’.

 

To change the font size

Internet Explorer

At the top of your browser select the ‘View’ menu, then select ‘Text size’. You can then choose the text size you would like to use.

Or

At the top of your browser select the ‘Tools’ menu and then ‘Zoom’. Here you can choose to zoom in or zoom out.

Firefox

At the top of your browser select the ‘View’ menu. Select ‘Zoom’ then ‘Zoom text only’. Then again select the ‘View’ menu then ‘Zoom’ and ‘Zoom in+’ or ‘Zoom out-‘ until you see the desired text size.

Or

At the top of your browser select the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Options’. On the Content tab use the ‘Size’ drop-down list to select the font size you want.

Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon (box with three horizontal lines) on the browser toolbar to get the Customise and Control Google Chrome menu. Select ‘Settings’ and ‘Show advanced settings’.

In the ‘Web content’ section use the ‘Font size’ drop-down menu to make adjustments.

Safari

Click on the Safari main menu and click on ‘Preferences’, and the ‘Appearance’ tab. Where it says ‘Standard font’ click on ‘Select’ and choose the font size you require.

Alternatively, you can force small text sizes to increase to a set minimum by clicking on the Safari main menu. Click on ‘Preferences’ and the ‘Advanced’ tab and tick the box next to ‘Never use font sizes smaller than [set size]’. You can set the minimum size using the drop-down menu.

 

To change the font style

Internet Explorer

At the top of your browser select the ‘Tools’ menu, then select the ‘Internet Options’ menu. Select the ‘Accessibility’ button within the General tab.

Tick ‘Ignore font styles specified on web pages’ then click OK.

Once back within the General area, select the ‘Fonts’ button. You can then choose the font you would like to use. Click OK and OK again to close the Internet Options and activate your changes.

Firefox

At the top of your browser select the ‘Tools’ menu, then select the ‘Options’ menu. On the Content tab in the Fonts and Colours section use the ‘Size’ drop-down menu to select the size you wish to use.

Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon (box with three horizontal lines) on the browser toolbar to get the Customise and Control Google Chrome menu. Select ‘Settings’ and ‘Show advanced settings’.

In the ‘Web Content’ section, click on ‘Customise fonts’ and under standard font use the drop-down menu to select the font style you want.

Safari

Click on the Safari main menu and click on ‘Preferences’, and the ‘Appearance’ tab. Where it says ‘Standard font’ click on ‘Select’ and choose the font style you require.

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