What is web accessibility?
Web accessibility is the practice of making website content available to all users, particularly those with disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. It includes making a website as accessible as possible regardless of browsing technology, such as for people with text-only web browsers and old browser versions.
Our commitment to web accessibility
Cabinet Office is committed to making its website accessible to as many people as possible. To this end we are endeavouring to meet all AA accessibility checkpoints as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) [external website].
Compliance with web accessibility is an ongoing process which we are regularly working to improve. If you experience problems accessing any of the information on our site, please contact us and we will try our best to fix the problem or provide the information in an alternative format.
How do I change the text size and screen resolution?
Depending on which web browser you are using, this can be done in the following ways:
- Internet Explorer: select View > Text size or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
- Mozilla Firefox: select View > Text size or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
- Opera: select View > Zoom or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
- Safari: select View > Make text bigger or hold Ctrl and roll your mouse wheel if you have one
Alternatively you can change the resolution of your computer screen to make the entire screen display bigger or smaller. Depending on which sort of computer you are using, this can be done in the following ways:
- Microsoft Windows computer: select Start > Control Panel > Display > Settings
- Apple Macintosh computer: select System Preferences > Displays > Resolution
Text size can also be changed by clicking on the text icons at the top right of the page...
How do I change the colours?
You can use your web browser options to choose your own colours. Depending on which web browser you are using, this can be done in the following ways:
- Internet Explorer: select Tools > Internet Options > General > Colors
- Mozilla Firefox: select Tools > Options > Content > Colors
- Opera: select Tools > Preferences > Fonts and Page Style
- Safari: select Safari > Preferences > Appearance
The website can be toggled between colour and black and white by clicking the black and white icon at the top right of the page...