Accessibility

Coutts is committed to making our sites easy to use. We create our own guidelines following principles laid down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) including:

  • Using meaningful ALT text for all images to provide descriptive text.
  • Using descriptive hyperlink text.
  • Avoiding the use of frames, which are difficult for special browsers to interpret.
  • Using an easy-to-see web colour scheme.
  • Using an easier to read non-serif font type, size and colour.

We have built this site using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) which means you can use this site on a wide range of browsers. It also allows you to alter the way you can view any web site, from the size of text to the colour of hyperlinks.

Most of our visitors use Internet Explorer and you will find some instructions about how to alter some settings for this below. Microsoft offer full accessibility help with their products and you can access this using ‘Help’ in your browser toolbar.

Keyboard shortcuts

PCs:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - press 'Alt' and the access key letter, then press enter
  • Mozilla/Netscape - press 'Alt' and the access key letter at the same time

Macs:

  • Mozilla/Netscape - hold down 'Control' key and then press the access key letter

Access key letter Action

K

Load homepage

Y Load accessibility page
U Skip to main navigation of a page
G Skip to the main content of a page
S Load sitemap page

Apply font and colour changes

  1. Enlarge text
  2. Change text and colour background colour
  3. Stop graphics or images appearing
  4. Change the colour of hyperlinks

 

Apply font and colour changes

  1. On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  2. On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'
  3. Click on the three boxes to show ticks
  4. Click on 'OK'

 

Enlarge text

  1. On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  2. On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'
  3. Tick the 'Ignore font sizes specified on web pages' check box
  4. Click on 'OK'
  5. On the browser menu select 'view'
  6. Click 'text size'
  7. Choose the size of text

 

Change text and background colour

  1. On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  2. On the General tab, select 'Colour'
  3. Deselect the 'Use Windows Colours' tick box
  4. Select the box next to 'Text' and choose a colour
  5. Click on 'OK'
  6. Select the box next to 'Background' and choose a colour
  7. Click on 'OK'

 

Stop graphics or images appearing

  1. On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  2. On the Advanced tab, scroll down to the 'Multimedia' heading
  3. Deselect the graphics options 'animations', 'videos', 'pictures' and 'images' by clicking on the boxes to remove the ticks
  4. Click on 'Apply' then 'OK'

Change the colour of hyperlinks

  1. On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  2. On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'
  3. Click on 'Select ignore colours specified on Web pages' (should contain a tick)
  4. Click 'OK'
  5. Select 'General' tab and click on 'Colours'
  6. Turn off the 'Use hover colours' tick box (should not contain a tick)
  7. Select 'Visited' and choose the colour that suits you best, Click OK
  8. Select 'Not Visited' and choose the colour that suits you best, Click OK
  9. Select 'OK' for 'Colours'
  10. Select 'OK' for 'Internet Options'

 

Other options

Other options such as removing animation are available:

  1. On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  2. On the Advanced tab choose any of the options available to improve the visibility of the web pages.

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