The HMS Trincomalee website has been designed to be as accessible as possible, with fully scaleable, high contrast sans serif text for clarity and compatibility with audio-reader software.
In an attempt to achieve a high level of accessiblity to all, this website is speech-enabled. This means that users can download free software (Browsealoud) onto their personal computers.
Browsealoud is designed for use with Internet Explorer 4 upwards or Netscape Navigator
Changing fonts and background colours within your internet browser
The following instructions are based on Internet Explorer 6 and Netscape Navigator 7.1 Other versions of these browsers may differ slightly.
Changing the text size
This site uses high contrast scaleable text at HTML size 3 (print equivalent = 12pt). If you wish to increase the size, do the following:
Internet Explorer; From the View menu select Text Size. Choose required size.
Netscape Navigator; From the View menu select Text Zoom. Choose required size.
Changing the font
This site is set in the Arial font for added clarity. If you need to change this for any reason, do the following:
Internet Explorer; From the Tools menu select Internet Options. In the Internet Options window select the General tab and click the Fonts button. In the Fonts window choose required font then click OK.
Netscape Navigator; From the Edit menu select Preferences. In the Preferences window select Appearance then Fonts from the Category menu. Choose required font and un-check Allow documents to use other fonts Click OK
Changing background colour
This site routinely uses white for maximum text contrast. Should you wish to change it for any reason, follow these instructions:
Internet Explorer; From the Tools menu select Internet Options. In the Internet Options window select the General tab and click the Colours button. In the Colours window un-check Use windows colours. Choose required colour then click OK .
Netscape Navigator; From the Edit menu select Preferences. In the Preferences window select Appearance then Colours from the Category menu. Choose required colour and un-check Use system colours. Click OK
Using the Windows Accessibility Wizard for all windows applications (if available and active in your particular Operating System)
The Windows Accessibility Wizard allows you to change properties such as text size and screen resolution for all windows applications. It also allows you to have a floating window that displays an enlarged view of part of the screen.
To set up the wizard follow the instructions below
Click the Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen. Select Programs, Accessories, Accessibility then Accessibility Wizard. In the Accessibility Wizard window click the Next button. Follow the instructions and set options as required. Click Next to proceed to each section. You can then save these settings for use on other computers. To do so save the file to a floppy disk.
Drop Down Menus fail to work
Windows XP Service Pack 2 sometimes automatically disables Active Scripting - this must be enabled for this site to work. They can be activated in Internet Explorer Internet Options.