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Accessibility Settings in Common Browsers

Adjusting your browser settings

How to Magnify Screen/Zoom

Internet Explorer 9

Using your mouse

Open the View menu, select the Zoom tab, click zoom level required with your mouse.

Using your keyboard

Zoom in: press Ctrl and + (plus sign) at the same time.

Zoom out: press Ctrl and - (minus sign) at the same time.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

Using your mouse

Open the Page menu, select the zoom tab, click zoom level required with your mouse.

Using your keyboard

Zoom in: press Ctrl and + (plus sign) at the same time.

Zoom out: press Ctrl and - (minus sign) at the same time.

Google Chrome

Change Zoom levels in Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Using your mouse

Open the View menu, choose Zoom and select Zoom In or Zoom Out as required.

Using your keyboard

Zoom in: press Command and + (plus sign) at the same time.

Zoom out: Command and - (minus sign) to zoom out.

Press Command and 0 to return to standard zoom.

Apple Safari

Using your keyboard

Zoom in: on your keyboard, press Ctrl and + (plus sign) at the same time.

Zoom out: on your keyboard, press Ctrl and - (minus sign) at the same time.

How to Change Text Size

If you find text on this website difficult to read, please use the text size selector buttons located in the top left of this website to increase the font size to small, medium or large text.

You can also change the text size using your browser's settings:

Internet Explorer 9

  1. Open the View menu. Use your mouse or press Alt and V on your keyboard.
  2. Select the Text Size tab. Use your mouse or press Alt and X on your keyboard.
  3. Choose your preferred text size (largest to smallest).
  4. Click with your mouse or use the arrow keys and press Enter on your keyboard.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

  1. Open the Page menu. Use your mouse or press Alt and P on your keyboard.
  2. Select the Text Size tab. Use your mouse or press Alt and X on your keyboard.
  3. Choose your preferred text size (largest to smallest).
  4. Click with your mouse or use the arrow keys and press Enter on your keyboard.

Google Chrome

Change Text levels in Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Using your mouse

Open the View menu, choose Zoom and select Zoom Text Only.

Once selected, open the View menu, choose Zoom and select Zoom In or Zoom Out as required.

Using your keyboard

Press Control and F2 and navigate through the menu using your arrow keys to select View, press Return.

Navigate using your arrow keys to Zoom, press Return.

Navigate using your arrow keys to Zoom Text Only and press Return to select.

Once Zoom Text Only is selected press Command and + to zoom text in, Command and - to zoom text out.

Press Command and 0 to return to standard zoom.

Apple Safari

Using your mouse

Open the View menu. Select Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller (or Make Text Normal Sized) as required.

Using your keyboard

Press Command and + to make text bigger, Command and - to make text smaller.

Press Command and 0 to return to make text normal sized.

Last update: February 2, 2016