Accessibility

Buccleuch is committed to making the information and resources that it provides via the web accessible to all users. We aim to be standards compliant and follow general principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors to this website.

This site is intended to meet at least level 2 (A) of the W3C’s Website Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines.

However, we welcome suggestions and feedback to improve accessibility on this website. If you are experiencing any difficulties accessing the information set out on our pages, please email us: [email protected]

Some settings can be adjusted in your browser to improve your experience.

Changing text size

You can change text size using your browser.

  • In Internet Explorer, go to ‘View’ (IE6) or ‘Page’ (IE7) and point to ‘Text size’. Select the text size you require. Alternatively, hold CTRL key and roll your mouse wheel up to increase or down to decrease font size
  • In Firefox, go to ‘View’, ‘Text size’. You can increase or decrease text size as required. Alternatively hold down CTRL key and press ‘+’ to increase text size of ‘–‘ to decrease text size
  • In Safari, hold down the command key (Apple key) and select ‘+’ to increase the text size or ‘-‘ to decrease the text size

Colour

Colour and font settings can be adjusted using your browser.

  • In Internet Explorer, go to the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Internet Options’, then the ‘Accessibility’ button and tick the required boxes
  • In Firefox on a PC, go to the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Options’. Within the ‘Content’ tab you can change colours and fonts as required
  • In Firefox on a Mac, go to the ‘Firefox’ menu and select ‘Preferences’. Within the ‘Content’ tab you can change colours and fonts as required
  • In Safari, go to the ‘Safari’ menu and select ‘Preferences’. Within the ‘Appearance’ tab you can change colours and fonts as required

In some instances you may not able to enforce your own colour schemes (for example, in graphic titles and imagery). Here, care is taken to provide sufficient contrast in colour as to aid users with impaired vision

Images

Most images present on this site contain alternative text which allow screen readers, used by those with restricted eye sight, to understand the context with which any images are used. Images such as background images that have no useful content have empty alternate text.

Images can be turned off in your browser settings.

  • In Internet Explorer, go to the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Internet Options’. In the ‘Advanced’ tab, untick the box labelled ‘Show pictures’ under the Multimedia section
  • In Firefox on a PC, go to the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Options’. Within the ‘Content’ tab, untick the box labelled ‘Load images automatically’
  • In Firefox on a Mac, go to the ‘Firefox’ menu and select ‘Preferences’. Within the ‘Content’ tab, untick the box labelled ‘Load images automatically’
  • In Safari, go to the ‘Safari’ menu and select ‘Preferences’. Within the ‘Appearance’ tab untick the box labelled ‘Display images when the page opens’

Documents

Documents on this website are provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Most computers already have the software to open PDF document format.

PDF stands for Portable Document Format and is an alternative way of supplying material on our web pages when the use of HTML is not appropriate. Where a PDF is available, it is identified in the site.

Visit the Adobe website www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html for free tools that will convert PDFs to plain text or to HTML, and for further information about PDFs and accessibility.

Further information

For more information and help about changing your browser settings, please visit the BBC’s My Web My Way pages: www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/