Accessibility

We want to make sure everyone can access the information provided on this site. So we've put together a few tips to help you. 

using the keyboard instead of a mouse

As well as using the tab key to navigate through the screen, the Childline website has special access keys:

Alt+S = skip navigation
Alt+1 = home
Alt+0 = accessibility information.

Changing the text size

You can change your text settings through your browser options.

In Internet Explorer, go to View > Text size and select your desired text size setting, for example, larger or smaller.

In Firefox, go to View > Text size and increase or decrease using Ctrl and + or -
If you have a scroll wheel on your mouse, you can hold down Ctrl and scroll back or forth to increase or decrease the font size in both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Changing your computer screen settings

To change the size of the image shown on your screen on a PC running Windows 95 and upwards, go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Settings and change the desktop area by using the sliding bar.

On an Apple Mac, you can use the Monitor and Sound Control Panel to change the resolution.

More help and tips

Having difficulty with your keyboard or mouse?
You can fine-tune your mouse and keyboard settings under Start > Settings > Control Panel > Accessibility in Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and XP.

Skipping navigation for talking browsers and screen readers
For speech browsers, you can press Alt and S followed by Enter to skip navigation on our pages.