We want to make sure our website is as accessible as possible for everyone

Below are some instructions on how to adjust your text size so that you can make our site as accessible as possible. 

Text size

The website has been written to allow you to easily change the text size to make it either larger or smaller via your browser settings. Some browsers will allow you to magnify the whole page. To change the text size, follow the instructions below:

Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
Select Settings.
Click Show advanced settings.
In the "Web Content" section, use the "Font size" drop-down menu to make adjustments.

Internet Explorer

Click “View” to open the View menu or press “Alt” and “V”
Select the “Text Size” option or select by pressing “X”
Choose your preferred text size using your mouse or use the up and down arrow keys
Click to select the text size or press “Enter”
The text size should change to reflect your choice


Click “View” to open the View menu
Select the “Text Size” option
Select “Increase” or “Decrease"
The text on our site should change to reflect your choice


Click “View” to open the View menu
Click on “Make Text Bigger” or “Make Text Smaller” or to use the keyboard shortcuts select
“Apple” and “+” (plus) or “Apple” and “-” (minus)
The text size on our site should change to reflect your choice

If your mouse has a scrolling wheel in the middle of the right and left click buttons, you can hold down the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and scroll it up and down. The text size will increase and decrease. This works in both Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.

Accessibility in Windows

Windows also have a number of computer settings you can select to make your enjoyment of our website better. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Accessibility Options. You can select options to alter your keyboard, display and mouse settings.


The Wildlife Trusts website has been developed to best practice coding conventions corresponding with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) guidelines.

The website templates have been successfully validated to XHTML 1.0 strict.


Where JavaScript is used, we have provided a working alternative for visitors who have JavaScript turned off.