Here at Mucky-Paws we aim to make our site as user friendly as possible and available to everyone. This page will detail ways of accessing the site to its full potential.
This site is best viewed using Internet Explorer 7, click here to find out more...
The website has been designed so that you can find information easily. The site is set out very simple so you can find what you want quickly; the main links are situated to the left. There is also a sitemap located at the bottom of the page where you can find a break down of all the links on the website with a brief description of what you might find on that particular page.
What is Accessibility? - Click here to find out more...
Site Speech Software
Screen Reader. Visually impaired (such as partial sighted/blind users) An application called JAWS installs on to your computer and adds plug-in to your website to read the content of your site and lots of other Accessibility issues are covered using this application. Mucky Paws have used a good use of colour scheme which will also help visually impaired users to view our site. Click here to find out more...
How to change text size: -
If you hold the control button down and then use the mouse scroll wheel up and down you can enlarge the text and zoom in and out of the page.
On Internet Explorer you can change the text size by going to View > Text size on the toolbar and you will find a list of options to change the text of your page.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 browser
On the menu at the top of the browser, go to View> Text Size> and select the size you require. On Explorer 4, click 'Internet Options' on the View or Tools menu> on the General Tab click 'Fonts'> Select your preferred text size. If you are using IE4 or 5 I would highly recommend that you upgrade to IE7 here
Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera browsers
Holding down the 'Ctrl' key on your keyboard and scrolling the page either up or down with your mouse will make text size bigger or smaller.
Netscape Navigator 4 browser
Go to View> and select either Increase or Decrease font. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to do this in Netscape; 'Ctrl + ] ' for increase and 'Ctrl + [' for decrease.
Internet Explorer 7
The website is best viewed using Internet Explorer 7, this can be found here. IE7 has great built in Accessibility features, such as changing the background, colour scheme, text size, change font styles, play sounds and much more. I recommend upgrading to IE7 as it has great Accessibility features and you will get the best from not just our website but every site you visit. Click here
- Accessibility at Microsoft
- RNIB Accessibility Centre
- UCL Accessibility
- W3C Accessibility
- Web Design Group Accessibility tips
- JAWS Screen Reader
Help Using the Internet
There are some important things that you need to keep in mind when you're on your computer at home or at school:
- Never give out identifying information such as, name, address, school name or telephone numbers in a public message such as a chat room or a bulletin board.
- Never send a person a picture without first checking with your parent or guardian.
- Never respond to messages or bulletin board items that are suggestive, threatening, obscene or generally make you feel uncomfortable.
- Get to know your 'online friends' just as you get to know all of your other friends.
- Never arrange a face to face meeting without telling your parent or guardian. If your parent or guardian agrees to the meeting, make sure you meet in a public place and have a parent or guardian with you.
- Be careful when someone offers you something for nothing, such as gifts and money, be very careful about any offers that involve you coming to a meeting or having someone visit your house.
- Be sure that you are dealing with someone that your parents know and trust before giving out any personal information about yourself via e-mail.
- Remember that people online may not be who they seem. Because you can't see or even hear the person it would be easy for someone to misrepresent him or herself. Therefore someone indicating that 'she' is a '12 year old girl' could be an older man.
- Tell your parent or guardian right away if you come across any information that makes you feel uncomfortable.