Accessibility

Our policy

The MPT website has been designed to be as accessible as possible. If you do have problems, or would like to make any suggestions to improve the site from an accessibility point of view, please get in touch with us.

Sizing text | Access keys | Printing pages | Help with PDFs

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for its design and layout, and if your browser does not support stylesheets, the content of each page is still readable. The flexible layout accommodates itself to your browser window, and the use of relative units allows you to resize text (see below).

Sizing text

The MPT website is designed using relative rather than fixed units, allowing you to change the text size within your browser (without altering the size of the browser window and demanding horizontal scrolling).

Internet Explorer (versions 7 / 8 / 9)
  • Open the ' Page ' menu (on the right hand side of your browser's Tab Bar), or by pressing ' Alt ' + ' P ' at the same time.
  • When the drop-down menu appears, select the ' Text Size ' option with the mouse or by pressing ' X '.
  • Choose your preferred text size by clicking on it or by using the up and down arrow keys to select it and then press ' Enter '.
  • You can also hold down the CTRL key and use the middle mouse (scroller) to scroll… slowly!
Internet Explorer 6
  • Open the ' View ' menu with the mouse or by pressing ' Alt '+' V ' at the same time.
  • Select the ' Text Size ' option with the mouse or by pressing ' X ' .
  • Choose your preferred text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ' Enter ' or by clicking on it.
Safari 3 and later, Firefox 3
  • Open the ' View ' menu with the mouse or by pressing ' Alt ' and ' V ' at the same time.
  • When the drop-down menu appears, select ' Zoom Text Only '.
  • Press ' Ctrl ' and ' + ' to increase the text size, ' Ctrl ' and ' - ' to decrease the text size. ' Ctrl ' and ' 0 ' returns you to the default 'normal' size.
Firefox 1.5 / 2
  • Open the ' View ' menu with the mouse or by pressing ' Alt ' and ' V ' at the same time.
  • Select the ' Text Size ' option with the mouse or by pressing 'Z' .
  • Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ' Enter '.
  • Alternatively you can press ' Ctrl ' and ' + ' to increase the text size, ' Ctrl ' and ' - ' to decrease the text size. ' Ctrl ' and ' 0 ' returns you to the default 'normal' size.
Opera 8 / 9 / 10
  • Press ' + ' (in some versions you might need to press the ' Shift ' key as well) to increase size and the ' - ' to decrease text size. Each press will increase or decrease the size by 10%.
  • Alternatively press 'Alt ' + ' V ' to bring up the view menu and then press ' Z ' to bring up the zoom options then use the up and down arrow keys to select the option you want followed by 'Enter' .

Enlarge the whole browser window

In Internet Explorer 7 / 8 / 9, Firefox, Safari and Opera, a zoom feature is included which allows you to enlarge the whole browser window.

If you are using Windows (PC)
  • Press ' Ctrl ' + ' + ' to increase the zoom and ' Ctrl ' + ' - ' to decrease the zoom.
If you are using a Mac
  • Press ' Command ' + ' + ' to increase the zoom and ' Option ' + ' - ' to decrease the zoom.

Access keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the website. The following access keys will help you navigate the site more easily. When you use the TAB key, the access key navigation is displayed at the top of each page.

On Windows, press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, press CTRL + an access key. The following access keys allow you to change text size:

  • HOME PAGE (1)
  • SKIP TO CONTENT (2) - skips the navigation and takes you straight to main content
  • SITE MAP (3) - if you get completely lost or can't find the page you want
  • SEARCH (4)

Printing pages from this website

The website has been designed to allow pages to be printed in a simple, printer-friendly layout. Pages won't look like the website, and they exclude images, which don't print very well and use up your ink. The content has been made greyscale.

Opening PDF files

There are a few printable forms on this site, in PDF (portable document format). If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, it's a good idea to download and install it. The program is available free of charge from the Adobe Acrobat site.

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