Website Friendliness

Website User Friendliness and the Centre:

We at the Centre recognize that using the internet can sometimes be a little off-putting. Website’s can be hard to navigate through, the font size just a little bit too small and the backgrounds to flashy.

We have made all attempts to ensure that this website is user friendly while remaining aesthetically pleasing. These efforts have included ensuring that the information is easily accessible, the font is large & dark and that the background is a color that contrasts well with the website’s contents.

Even with all of our efforts, we recognize that this website still may be difficult to view by some. In order to correct this matter, it may be useful to follow the proceeding steps.

These steps should not only help you with this website, but with every website you visit. The instructions for Mozilla Firefox are listed immediately below and the instructions for Internet Explorer follow those.

For those who use Mozilla Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select “Tool’s” from the menu bar at the top of the page
  • Within the “Fonts & Colors” box in the centre of the options box, click “Advanced…”
  • Change the “Minimum Font Size” from “None” to “16” (or larger) by clicking on the box that is next to the text that reads “Minimum Font Size:”
  • Uncheck the box (by clicking on the box) that reads, “allow website’s to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above”
  • Click the “OK” button
  • Now, click the “Colors…” button which is located immediately below the “Advanced…” button
  • Ensure that the Text color is set to black and the font color is set to white (i.e. the color that is displayed next to the wording “Text:” is the color that it is set to)
  • In order to change the color settings, if necessary, click on the coloured box, then click on the colour that you want to change the settings to (i.e. black or white)
  •  Uncheck the box (by clicking on the box) that reads, “allow website’s to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above”
  • Click the “OK” button
  • Now, click “OK” again in the options menu
  • You’re done!!!

 

For those who use Internet Explorer:
Please note the following is adapted from Internet Explorers online help service.

  • Click to open Internet Explorer.
  • Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  • To change the font, click the General tab, and then click Fonts. Specify the fonts you want to use, and then click OK (we suggest either Arial or Times New Roman).
  • To change the colors used, click the General tab, and then click Colors.
  • Clear the Use Windows colors check box, and then select the colors you want to use, and then click OK (we suggest black font and a white background).
  • Click on Accessibility
  • Select the ignore colors specified on webpage’s check box.
  • Select ignore font styles specified on webpage’s check box.
  • Select ignore font sizes specified on webpage’s check box.
  • Click OK twice.
  • You’re done!!!