Accessibility tips and features on the Champs website
Q. What is accessibility and why does it matter?
A. To be accessible the ChaMPs website must be as easy to use and understand for as many visitors as possible. We comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Level AA guidelines for accessibility and we are committed to improving.
Q. Can I change the font size used on the website?
A. Yes. This may be useful for you if you have low vision and need larger font sizes. You can change your font size easily by using the triple A (AAA) graphics positioned at the top of every ChaMPs web page. To set your font size preference for the ChaMPs website, simply click the appropriate A graphic.
Q. How do I change my font size permanently for all websites?
A. On a PC: from Internet Explorer select the View menu at the top of your window, scroll down and select the Text size option.
On an Apple Mac: from Internet Explorer select Preferences from the Edit menu at the top of the window. From there, click on Web content and uncheck the Show style sheets option. Then return to the list of preferences and choose Web browser. Then click on Language/fonts and choose the size you need.
Q. Can I change the font colours used on the website?
A. Yes. This may be useful for you if you have low vision and need high contrast colours. You can change the style and colour, and choose an alternative colour for links. You can also change background and foreground colours.
Q. How do I do that on a PC?
A. To ignore font and background colours in Internet Explorer on a PC, choose Internet options from the Tools menu at the top of the window. On the general tab of the window that appears, click the Accessibility button. This takes you to a menu where you can choose to ignore the way the page is formatted. To set your colour and font preferences, return to the Internet options menu and use the Colours and Fonts buttons.
Q. What formats are downloadable documents provided in?
A. Downloadable documents on the DH site are provided in a variety of formats. The most common are PDF, Word and Excel.
Q. What if I don’t have the software to open the document?
A. Most computers already have the software to open these document formats. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader (for reading PDFs), it is available from the Adobe site.
Q. How do I save documents to my computer?
A. If you have a PC, right-click on the link to the document. If you use a Macintosh, hold down the mouse button over the link. In both cases, a popup menu will then appear. Scroll down the menu and click on ‘Save target as’. You will then be asked to choose a folder on your computer where you can save the document.