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25 June 2017
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Accessibility

This website has been designed to ensure that users can experience all content on the site, regardless of their browser and operating systems. Our aim is to provide easy access to all users, particularly for elderly visitors and visitors with special needs. Partially-sighted users should be able to experience the site using screen-reading web browsers.

This website aims to comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Pages conform to the W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional standard, combining the strength of HTML 4 with the power of XML. 

If you would like to suggest changes to this site that would make it easy to use, please contact FM World. 

Scroll down this page for further advice on the following areas:

  • Changing text sizes

  • Changing screen resolution

  • Adjusting mouse and keyboard settings

  • Internet browsers

 

Changing text size

Just below the main menu at the top of each page is a pale grey bar with 'Text size' written on the right hand side. Click on the buttons next to this to change the text size. The button on the left makes text smaller, the button on the right makes it bigger and the central button returns it to the original size.

Alternatively, you can make the text larger or smaller by changing the settings on your browser. To do so, follow the instructions below:

  • Internet Explorer
    Go to the 'View' menu at the top of the browser window. Select 'Text size' and select your desired text size setting e.g. select larger, smaller. Alternatively, if you have a mouse with a scroll-wheel, hold down the 'Control' key (Ctrl) on your keyboard and use the mouse scroll-wheel to change the text size.

  • Mozilla Firefox
    Go to the 'View' menu at the top of the browser window. Select 'Text size' and select 'Increase' or 'Decrease' to go one size up or down.

  • Other browsers
    For other browsers, please check the menus at the top of your browser window to find the text size controls.

 

Changing screen resolution

On PCs (running Windows 95 and upwards operating system)
Go to the 'Start' button, then select 'Settings', then 'Control Panel', then 'Display', then 'Settings'. Select to change the desktop area by using the resolution sliding bar. We recommend a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels or greater. We suggest a minimum resolution of no less than 800 by 600 pixels.

On Apple Macs
Use the Monitor & Sound Control Panel to change the resolution.

 

Adjusting mouse and keyboard settings

You can fine tune your mouse and keyboard settings (for example, to change the number of mouse clicks required to open a new window)

On PCs (running Windows 9598/NT/2000/XP and above)
Click on the 'Start' button for your computer, then select 'Settings', followed by 'Control Panel', and then 'Accessibility’

On Apple Macs
Click on the 'System Preferences' button the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, then select 'Keyboard & Mouse'

 

Internet browsers

While this site has been built to be usable on all browsers, it works best on the following browser versions. Most of them are available to download on to your computer free of charge. Click on a browser to find out more about it and how to download it on to your machine.

  1. Internet Explorer version 6 or above

  2. Firefox version 2 or above

  3. Opera version 9 or above

  4. Safari (for Macs)