ACCESSIBILITY

In order to make this site accessible to a wide audience we have placed great emphasis on testing this site with a range of people to ensure a better experience for all users and all technologies. However we welcome any comments, suggestions or feedback you have for us so please free to contact us.

General Information

General Information

We hope that the sections below will help to answer some of your questions about Comic Relief. If you're not able to find the answer to your question, then please contact us.

If these sections don't answer your question, then please contact us.

Access Keys

Access Keys

We have chosen not to install access keys in this site for the reason that it may conflict with personal access keys you may have set up on your computer. We hope you’ll find our site easy to navigate.

Upgrade your Browser

Upgrade your Browser

We have made every effort to ensure most aspects of our site work across different platforms and browsers. However, there may be times when we have been unable to provide this level of accessibility with legacy browsers. Below is a list of suggested browsers available to download from external sites. Netscape is not listed here as it has recently been discontinued, and is no longer a supported browser platform.

To come up with our list of browsers that our site will support, we have used the Yahoo Graded Support list, as it is an up to date and reliable source of information on compatibility and popularity.

Please note Comic Relief takes no responsibility for issues caused from installing third party applications.

Using your Browser

Using your Browser

Most browsers have several options to make websites more readable if required. Please see under each browser below to help change font type, size and colour, clear your history, and utilise tabbed browsing.


 


Firefox for Windows (29.0)





Font Type

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pallet > Click the Options cog > Content > Default Font > 'Select from drop-down'. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by clicking doing the following: Menu button > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced > Deselect 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts rather than my selections above'

Zoom

View (Ensure you have the ‘menu bar’ activated) > Zoom > 'select'OR Ctrl 'scroll mouse wheel'OR Ctrl +/-To zoom text only: View > Zoom > Zoom text only > (then one of the above)Crtl 0 to reset

Font Color

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pallet > Click the Options cog > Content > Fonts & Colors > Colors > 'Make selection from Colors panel '. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Menu button > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced > Deselect 'Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above'

Clear History

History (Ensure you have the ‘menu bar’ activated) > Clear Recent History > 'Select from drop-down' > Clear NowTabbed BrowsingRight-click on a link > Click ‘Open a Link in a New Tab’ OR Click the + sign to the right of a recently opened tab OR Ctrl T

For More Reading

 

Go to - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/accessibility-features-firefox-make-firefox-and-we

 


Firefox for Mac (29.0)





Font Type

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pallet > Click the Options cog > Content > Default Font > 'Select from drop-down'. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Menu button > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced > Deselect 'Allow pages to choose their own fonts rather than my selections above'

Zoom

View > Zoom > 'select'OR Ctrl 'scroll mouse wheel'OR Ctrl +/-To zoom text only: View > Zoom > Zoom text only > (then one of the above) Cmd 0 to reset

Font Colour

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pallet > Click the Options cog > Content > Fonts & Colors > Colors > 'Make selection from Colors panel'. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Menu button > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced > Deselect ''Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above'

 

Clear History

History (from top menu bar) > Clear Recent History > 'Select from drop-down' > Clear Now

Tabbed Browsing

 

Right-click on a link > Click ‘Open a Link in a New Tab’OR Click the + sign to the right of a recently opened tabOR Ctrl T

For More Reading

 

Go to - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/accessibility-features-firefox-make-firefox-and-we

 


Google Chrome for PC/Mac (35.0)





Font Type

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pane > Select settings > Content > Click 'Show advanced settings' >Scroll to ‘Web Content’ and click the ‘Customize fonts…’ button > Choose setting from the ‘Fonts & encoding pane

 

Font Size

 

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pane > Select settings > Content > Click 'Show advanced settings' > Scroll to ‘Web Content’ and click the ‘Font size’ button > Choose required setting

 

Clear History

 

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pane > History > Clear browsing data… > Choose required settings

 

Tabbed Browsing

 

Right-click on a link > Click ‘Open a Link in a New Tab’OR Click the icon (rhombus) to the right of a recently opened tabOR Ctrl T

 

For More Reading

 

Go to - http://www.google.com/chrome/browser/

 


Internet Explorer - IE8





Font Type

Click the [Tools] button (located in the top right menu) > Internet Options > General > Fonts. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Click the [Tools] button > Internet Options > General > Accessibility > check 'ignore font styles specified on webpages'

Font Size (doesn't increase size, instead zooms page in)

Click the [Page] button (located in the top right menu) > Zoom > 'select option'OR Zoom In Ctrl +OR Zoom In Ctrl -OR Zoom In Ctrl 0

 

Font Color

 

Click the [Tools] button > Internet Options > General > Colors > 'check custom boxes where required'. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Click the [Tools] button > Internet Options > General > Accessibility > check 'ignore colors specified on webpages’

 

Turn Off Images

 

Click the [Tools] button > Internet Options > Advanced > 'scroll down to Multimedia section' > Uncheck 'Show pictures'

 

Clear History

 

Click the [Tools] button > Internet Options > General > 'Under browsing history, click delete'

 

Tabbed Browsing

 

Right-click a link > Click 'open in tabbed window'Click an area to the right of a recently opened tabOR Ctrl T

 

For More Reading

 

Go to - http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie8/default.aspx

 


Internet Explorer IE9 / IE10 / IE11





Font Type

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Internet Options > General > Fonts. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Click on Image of a Cog (top right corner) > Internet Options > General > Accessibility > check 'ignore font styles specified on webpages' Font Size (doesn't increase size, instead zooms page in)

 

Font Size (doesn't increase size, instead zooms page in)

 

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Zoom > 'select option'OR Ctrl 'scroll mouse wheel'OR Ctrl +/-

 

Font Color

 

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Internet Options > General > Colors > 'check custom boxes where required'. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Click on Image of a Cog (top right corner) > Internet Options > General > Accessibility > check 'ignore colors specified on webpages’

 

Turn Off Images

 

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Internet Options > Advanced > 'scroll down to Multimedia section' > Uncheck 'Show pictures'

 

Clear History

 

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Internet Options > General > 'Under browsing history, click delete'

 

Tabbed Browsing

 

Right-click a link > Click 'open in tabbed window'Click an area to the right of a recently opened tabOR Ctrl T

   

For More Reading

   

IE9 Go to - http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie9/default.aspx IE10 Go to - http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie10/default.aspx IE11 Go to - http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie11/default.aspx

 


Safari for PC (5.0)





Font Type

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Preference > Appearance > 'select font type'

 

Font Size (doesn't increase size, instead zooms page in)

 

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Customize Toolbar > drag the ‘Zoom’ button onto your toolbar.OR Ctrl 'scroll mouse wheel' to zoom in pageOR Ctrl +/-

 

Turn Off Images

 

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Preference > Appearance > Deselect 'Display images when the page opens'

 

Clear History

 

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Reset Safari > Uncheck all but “Clear history” > ResetOR Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > History > Click on any webpage > Ctrl + A > Press Delete

 

Tabbed Browsing

 

Right-click a link > Click 'open link in new tab'OR Ctrl + TOR Click on the Document Icon (top right corner) > New Tab

 

For More Reading

 

Go to - http://www.apple.com/safari/

 


Safari for Mac (7.0)





Font Type

Safari > Preference > Appearance > 'select font type'

 

Font Size (doesn't increase size, instead zooms page in)

 

View > select ‘zoom text only’OR Ctrl 'scroll mouse wheel' to zoom in pageOR Ctrl +/-Ctrl 0 to reset

 

Turn Off Images

 

Safari > Preference > Appearance > Deselect 'Display images when the page opens'

 

Clear History

 

History > Clear HistoryOR Safari > Reset Safari > Uncheck all but “Clear history” > Reset

 

Tabbed Browsing

 

Right-click a link > Click 'open link in new tab'OR Ctrl + TOR File > New Tab

 

For More Reading

 

Go to - http://www.apple.com/safari/

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