How to change your text size
Some users with certain visual impairments may find that the default text size of websites make them difficult to read. All of the text elements of the Camberley Theatre site can be expanded by making use of browser functionality, as set out below.
How to change your text size in different web browsers
You can use the Large Text option on the top navigation bar of this site or alternatively, depending on your internet browser, you canfollowing the instructions below.
For Internet Explorer browsers
Press ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ + ‘ to increase the text size, ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ – ‘ to decrease the text size. ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ 0 ‘ returns you to the default size.
- Open the ‘ View ‘ menu with your mouse, or by pressing ‘ Alt’+’V ‘ .
- Select the ‘ Text Size ‘ option with your mouse, or by pressing ‘ X ‘ .
- Choose the text size you require with your mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ‘Enter’ or by clicking on it.
- If you have Internet Explorer 7 or later, you can also increase the text size using the zoom tool which is shown in the bottom right hand corner of the browser by a magnifying glass and 100%. Or go to Page in the top toolbar and select Zoom.
For Firefox browsers
- Press ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ + ‘ to increase the text size, ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ – ‘ to decrease the text size. ‘ Ctrl ‘ and ‘ 0 ‘ returns you to the default size.
- You can also open the ‘ View ‘ menu with your mouse, or by pressing ‘ Alt ‘+’ V ‘.
- Select the ‘ Text Size ‘ option with your mouse or by pressing ‘ S ‘ twice.
- Increase or decrease the text size with your mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing ‘Enter’.
For Opera browsers
- You can easily make both text and graphics larger or smaller using the numberpad ‘ + ‘ and ‘ – ‘ keys. Each press will increase or decrease the size by 10%.
For Google Chrome browsers
- Click the “Control the current page” button, select “Text Zoom”.
- Select “Larger” or “Smaller”, or “Normal” to make text the default size.
- To make the web page text size larger via the keyboard: Ctrl + + on the numeric keypad (hold down Ctrl and press +), or Ctrl + = on the main keyboard
For Safari browsers
- Select the Safari View menu to see the various options for adjusting text size.
- To make the web page text size larger via the keyboard: To increase text size using your keyboard, simultaneously press and hold the Ctrl key and the plus (+) key.
- To decrease text size, simultaneously press and hold the Ctrl key and the minus (-) key.
- To return to a page’s default text size, simultaneously press and hold the Ctrl key and the 0 (zero) key.
Other browser software will make use of similar functionality, most likely available from the “View” option or equivalent.
For more detailed information on changing your text size options permanently and for other accessibility settings available, please visit the BBC’s
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Certain users may need to alter the default combination of black text on a white or light green background that is used on the Surrey Heath website. If necessary, the combination of background and text colour can be controlled in the following way:
- Select “Tools” then “Internet Options” from the menu at the top of your browser.
- Press the “Accessibility” button and check the box marked “Ignore Colours Specified on Web Pages”. Press “OK”.
- From the “Internet Options” box, press the “Colours” button
- Select the required colour scheme, press “OK” here, and then again on the “Internet Options” box.
Google Chrome browser
The Chrome browser supports assistive technology including some screen readers and magnifiers. It offers people with low vision a number of tools, including full-page zoom and high-contrast color. In addition, Chrome Extensions are extra features and functionality that you can easily add to your Chrome browser to customize it with functionality you need. There are many extensions which improve accessibility or which help developers create accessible web applications, such as ChromeVox, ChromeShades, and ChromeVis.
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- Select “Tools” then “Options” from the menu at the top of your browser
- Click the “Font and Colours” button and uncheck the box marked “Use system colours”
- Select the required colour scheme and press “OK”
- Select “Edit” then “Preferences” from the menu at the top of your browser
- Expand the “Appearance” category in the left hand section of the dialog box
- Check the box marked “Use my chosen colours….”
- Select the required colour scheme and click “OK”
We aim to use plain language throughout the site and try to avoid using unnecessary jargon and acronyms.
We provide a text alternative for all images on the website.