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ACCESSIBILITY

Accessibility

This website has been built where possible to enable all users of the internet access to it's pages.

Cognitive and Neurological Disabilities

Web sites can often be complex making the process of locating information difficult for the most able of us. This is not helped by sites that use an overly complex design, navigation that works differently on different pages (inconsistent) and distracting repetitive animation. All of these problems are compounded for users with Cognitive and Neurological Disabilities and this makes some sites completely inaccessible for them. This site has been designed to use a simple, colour-coded navigation system to make it easy to use.

Visually Disabled Users - Changing the size of the text

Visually disabled users often have problems with text that is too small & un-resizeable. The text on this website has been created so that all users can resize it using their computer and browsers general functions. For an overview of how to resize the text on this website using a selection of different browsers and operating systems please see below:-

INTERNET EXPLORER 7 (Windows)

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to increase the font size in Internet Explorer 7:-

  1. Open the 'Page' menu with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt'+'P'.
  2. Select the 'Text Size' option with the mouse or by pressing 'X'.
  3. Choose your preferred text size by clicking on it or by using the up and down arrow keys to select it and then press 'Enter'.

The text on our website should now have changed to reflect your choice.

INTERNET EXPLORER 6 (Windows)

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to increase the font size in Internet Explorer 6:-

  1. Open the 'View' menu with the mouse or by pressing 'Alt'+'V'.
  2. Select the 'Text Size' option with the mouse or by pressing 'X'.
  3. Choose your preferred text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing 'Enter' or by clicking on it.

The text on our website should now have changed to reflect your choice.

FIREFOX 1.5 / 2.0 (Windows)

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to increase the font size in Firefox 1.5 / 2.0:-

  1. Open the 'View' menu with the mouse or by press 'Alt' and 'V' at the same time.
  2. Select the 'Text Size' option with the mouse or by pressing 'Z'.
  3. Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing 'Enter'.
  4. Alternatively you can press 'Ctrl' and '+' to increase the text size, 'Ctrl' and '-' to decrease the text size. 'Ctrl' and '0' returns you to the default 'normal' size.

INTERNET EXPLORER (Mac OS X)

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:-

  1. Click on the 'View' menu with the mouse.
  2. Hover your mouse over 'Text Zoom' and choose a different text size from the listed options.

INTERNET EXPLORER (Mac OS 8 & 9)

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text for the web page you are viewing:-

  1. Click on the 'View' menu with the mouse.
  2. Hover your mouse over 'Text Zoom' and Choose a different text size from the listed options.

FIREFOX 1.5 / 2.0 (Mac)

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to increase the font size in Firefox 1.5 / 2.0.

  1. Click on the 'View' menu with the mouse.
  2. Hover your mouse over 'Text Size' and choose a different text size from the listed options.

SAFARI (Mac)

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to increase the font size in Safari:-

  1. Click on the 'View' menu with the mouse.
  2. Click on 'Make Text Bigger' or Make Text Smaller to change the font size.

Visually Disabled Users - Descriptive tags & screen reading software

Visually disabled users often have problems with images that do not provide a text description of what they show and also can have problems understanding sites that are not logically built when 'viewed' using a non-visual browser such as a screen reader. As such all images on this website have text descriptions so that a user who can't see the image knows what it is or what it represents and the site has been developed to enable those using screen readers logical access to the information on the pages. On each page of this website is a 'SKIP TO CONTENT' link that shows only for screen reader software. This skips through the main navigation links to the content of the page - meaning the user doesn't have to tab through each link of each page to read the information they are looking for.

Physical Disabled Users - Keyboard Navigation

Have you tried using a Web site without your mouse? Physically disabled users are often incapable of using a mouse so unless these users needs are taken into account when creating the navigation, physically disabled users will sometimes find a site completely inaccessible. This website has been created to include 'Accesskeys' to each major navigation element of the site (for example the accesskey for Home Page is the letter 'p' - that is underlined in the link). Different browsers and operating systems require different commands to operate these links as follows:-

INTERNET EXPLORER 5, 6 & 7

Hold down 'ALT' (if using Windows) or CTRL (if using Mac) and hit the relevant Access Key. When the link is highlighted hit the 'Enter' button. This will take you to the page required.

FIREFOX 1.5 & 2.0

Hold down 'SHIFT' & 'ALT' (if using Windows) or 'SHIFT' & 'CTRL' (if using Mac) and hit the relevant Access Key. When the link is highlighted hit the 'Enter' button. This will take you to the page required.



We are passionate about our website and it's accessibility - as such if you have any problems using the site please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks

HARVEY'S FOUNDRY TRUST, John Harvey House, 24 Foundry Square, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HH

Registered in England No. 4764003

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