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Accessibility

This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible whilst maintaining its visual interest. To achieve this a variety of features have been included. These are summarised below.

Site Access Keys

  • Key 1. Home page
  • Key 2. About CBF
  • Key 3. Get involved with CBF
  • Key 4. Pathway to support
  • Key 5. CBF Resources
  • Key 6. Training, Consultancy & special projects
  • Key 7. Strategy Group
  • Key t. Terms and Conditions
  • Key p. Privacy Policy
  • Key s. Sitemap
  • Key a. Accessibility
  • Key c. Contact Us

Access Keys

The ability to navigate the site using other means than a mouse can be important for those who have difficulties using a mouse or other pointing devices. To help with this we have set up 'Access Keys' (see below) on the site which allow easy navigation to the main pages on the website.

As well as helping those who have difficulty using a mouse it also allows quick access to the main pages for anyone who prefers to use the keyboard.

To use the access keys on the site follow these steps;

Access keys make navigating websites much easier, both for screen readers but also for people such as typists who find it quicker to use the keyboard to navigate around a website.

  • Browsers for PCs
    Firefox 2+: Hold down the SHIFT key and the ALT key and then press the number of the access key
    Firefox 1.5: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
    Opera 9: Hold SHIFT and the ESC key and the list of access keys will appear.
    Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
    Internet Explorer 4: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
    Netscape 7: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
    Netscape 6+: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key
    Netscape earlier versions: Access keys are not supported
  • Browsers for Macs
    Firefox 2+: Hold down the SHIFT key and the ALT key and then press the number of the access key
    Firefox 1.5: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
    Safari: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
    Opera 9: Hold SHIFT and the ESC key and the list of access keys will appear.
    Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
    Internet Explorer 4.5: Access keys are not supported

Resizable Text

We have not fixed the size of the textual information on the site. This allows visitors to alter the font size on the screen making the site easier to read. To change the text size in your browser follow these steps: (In Internet Explorer)

  1. Select the "View" menu.
  2. Select the "Text Size" option from the menu.
  3. Select the text size you want to view.

It is also possible to increase the size of the text by holding down the "Ctrl" key on the bottom left hand row of the key board whilst using the scroll wheel on the mouse to increase (or decrease) the size of the text.

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