Clyde Bat Group website help

Learn how to make this site easier to use by taking advantage of the functionality built into your web browser

Here's some suggestions for changing the way you can use this site.

Use the Accessibility Navbar

When you select the tab key on your keyboard you should find a selection of four 'quick links' which are aimed to provide quick access to parts of the site. These links are collectively known as the Accessibility Navbar. Here's an explanation of each link:

  • content - this is an internal link which moves the cursor (or point of focus) to the main content by jumping past the first list of navigational links
  • navigation - this is an internal link which moves the cursor (or point of focus) to the sub content by jumping past all the navigational links
  • site help - this is the link to this page; where you can make changes to the site via your browser
  • site map - if you're lost and need to find a page, try the site map

Change text size

You can adjust the size of the text throughout any accessible site by using your browser or keyboard and mouse. For example if you use the Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers, you can adjust text size by going to View > Text Size and making your desired choice. Alternatively, if you have a mouse with a scroll-wheel you can press your control key (Ctrl) and move the scroll-wheel back-and-forth to change the text size.

Learn more about how to maximise the in-built functionality of your browser

Most modern browsers provide a great wealth of functionality built-in to help you view web pages. The main browsers in use today are listed below; follow the links for infomation on how to harness more power from your browser.

Some further reading

Find out more about web accessibility and why web accessibility is important. Read about web browsers and assistive technologies like screen readers to see how they enhance the experience of surfing the web for those with a disability. Check out this accessibility software:

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  • Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.
  • Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  • Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  • Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.

And finally, below are some platform specific links that show you how to modify a website further: