Accessibility Help

OCD-UK is committed to making this website as accessible as possible. If you have any suggestions or feedback on our website’s accessibility, or have encountered any problems using the site, please let our office know, and we will do everything in our power to make the website more accessible.

Changing text size

The OCD-UK website has been built so that you can change the text size within your internet browser to a size that best suits your personal needs.

  • In the latest modern internet browsers (Firefox, IE9 etc), hold down the CTRL/Apple key and press + and - to change the text size.
  • In older browsers, go to 'view' then 'text size' and select your preferred size.
  • But for your convenience you will find that you can click the Increase | Decrease links in the top right-hand corner of each page to make the text bigger or smaller. We recommend the CTRL +/- of modern browsers as an ideal way to change your text size.

Using your keyboard to navigate the website

  • Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to scroll up and down a page.
  • To jump from the top to the bottom of the pages use the page up and page down buttons.
  • Tab: Move forwards through links.
  • Shift + Tab: Move backwards through links.
  • Home: Jump to the top of the page.
  • Alt + Left arrow: Back a page.
  • Alt + Right arrow: Forwards a page.

Use an alternative to a mouse.

If you have difficulties using a mouse, you might prefer to use tools such as 'MouseKeys'. This is built into Windows and allows you to use the number pad on your keyboard to move the pointer.
MouseKeys can be turned on with the shortcut key combination Left Shift + Left Alt + Num Lock. If this doesn't work, you can do it via Accessibility options within Control Panel:

  • Start -> Settings -> Control Panel (or Start -> Control Panel in Windows XP).
  • Click the Mouse tab (or press Ctrl + Tab until it is at the front), and turn on MouseKeys.

Opening PDF documents

  • You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open and view PDF files. Adobe Reader is free to use and may be downloaded from the Adobe website.

Opening Microsoft Office documents without Microsoft Office

  • If you do not have Microsoft Office you can download a free Microsoft Viewer from Microsoft.

Opening Word 2007 or 2010 documents (.docx) on earlier versions of Microsoft Word

  • If you have downloaded a .docx file from our website, this is a default file version for Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. If you only have earlier versions of Microsoft Word installed on your PC you can download a free Compatibility Patch from Microsoft.

The BBC website My web, My way provides comprehensive accessibility guidance for various web browsers which can be found here.

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