• Accessibility features

Changing the appearance of the screen

You can alter the accessibility of these pages by changing the on-screen appearance of the text and background. Below are some suggestions. Note that all are reversible and do not affect images.

The Microsoft Internet Explorer browser

To apply font and colour changes

  1. On the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, select Fonts in the Proportional and Fixed-width font lists.
  3. Select the fonts you would like to use.

Changing text and background colours

Certain combinations of fonts, typefaces and background colours can sometimes make text difficult to read. You can change these settings by choosing your own preferred, clearer colour scheme - black text on a yellow background gives the most contrast.

  1. On the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, select Colours.
  3. Uncheck the tick box labelled Use Windows Colours.
  4. Select Text, and select the colour you want. Select OK.
  5. Select Background, and select the colour you want to use. Select OK.
  6. On the General tab, select Accessibility
  7. Select Ignore colours specified on Web pages. Select OK.

To close images

  1. On the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
  2. On the Advanced tab, scroll down to Multimedia.
  3. Select Show pictures to remove the tick.
  4. Select Apply, and then select OK.

To expand the size of the window to full screen, either:

  • press the F11 key,
  • click the Maximize window button located in the top right corner of the browser window; or
  • on the View menu, select Full screen.

There are more options to make these pages easier to read. To look at the other options:

  1. on the Tools menu, select Internet Options,
  2. select the Advanced tab; and
  3. choose the options you would like.

The Netscape Navigator 7 and higher browser

To change the settings

Changing the colour of the text and the background

  1. On the Edit menu, select Preferences.
  2. Select Appearance.
  3. Select Colours.
  4. Uncheck Use Windows colours.
  5. Select Text, and choose the colour you would like to use.
  6. Select OK.
  7. Select Background, and choose a colour.
  8. Select OK.
  9. Select Use my chosen colours, ignoring the colours specified.
  10. Select OK to close Preferences.

To close images

  1. Select Edit.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Select Images.
  5. Select Do not load any images.
  6. Select OK.

If you have any problems changing these settings, select the Help menu on the browser toolbar. Also, if your browser has different options to the above, look at the Help menu for specific instructions.


Each page has a navigation bar at the top to enable you to move from section to section.

Each page also has a crumb trail below the main navigation that shows the route taken. For example, if you were to go to the 'Romantic Love' page in ' Love' within the 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' section the crumb trail would read:

You are here: A Midsummer Night's Dream > Love > Romantic Love

As well as helping you see where you are, the crumb trail can also be used to navigate back to where you came from.

The content on this website should permit access to the widest possible audience.

The application is built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets. The pages display correctly with currently available internet browsers, and the use of standard XHTML code means that future versions of browsers will also display them correctly.