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We do our best to make sure that Youthoria is accessible to all young people. For this reason we have chosen a design that is clear and easy to read but still keeping an attractive look.

We have tried to make sure that Youthoria is accessible to people with visual impairment by taking advice about design and keeping to accessibility requirements. This means that people with a visual impairment who use special technology such as text readers and Braille writers can access Youthoria.   

We recognise that as our site grows there may be something which we have overlooked so if you should find something that makes it hard for you to view the site please let us know.

Tips for making Youthoria easier to read

Text Size

Some people may find that the text size of websites  is difficult to read. All of the text on Youthoria can be made bigger by clicking on the text size button. This button is a purple box with three As and it can be found on the top right of everypage. By clicking on a larger or smaller A, the text size will change.  

If you want to change the text size for every website you visit please follow the instructions below:

Internet Explorer

If you have a menu bar showing: Select View
or Select Page
From the drop-down menu, select Text Size
Select the required size
(Alternatively, press Alt - V - X in succession)

Mozilla Firefox 

Select View from the menu at the top of your browser
From the drop-down menu, select Zoom'
Select Zoom In or Zoom Out as required
(For earlier versions of Firefox select Text Size)
(Alternatively, simultaneously press 'Ctrl' and '+', or 'Ctrl' and '-' )

Google Chrome

Using the tools option, select the tab under the hood
Under the heading Web Content' choose Change font and language settings
Choose the font size you like and then close
(Alternatively, from the 'page' setting, choose 'zoom' and increase the font from there)


In Safari you can zoom the text size in and out with Command + and Command - (The Command key on a Macintosh is indicated by an Apple or cloverleaf symbol).
Or you can use menu View / Make Text Bigger


Select menu item Tools/Preferences' (or press Alt-P)
Select tab Web pages
Choose Normal font'
Select the font and size you like
You can control fonts in more detail on the Advanced tab.

Text Contrast

Some people may need to alter the combination of text colour and background: f

Internet Explorer 

Select Tools then Internet Options from the menu at the top of your browser.
From the General tab: Accessibility button and check the box marked Ignore Colors Specified on Web Pages / Ignore colors/font styles/font sizes
From the Internet Options box, choose the Colors button
Select the required colour scheme, then OK and again on the Internet Options box.

Mozilla Firefox 

Select Tools then Options from the menu (or Preferences on Mac)
Select Content
In the Fonts & Colors section, choose the Colors... button.
Set default text and background colours, as well as default colours for visited and unvisited hyperlinks. You can also say if hyperlinks should be underlined.
NOTE: To override the colours defined by web pages, uncheck the "Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above" option.


Select Edit then Preferences from the menu at the top of your browser
Expand the Appearance category in the left hand section of the dialogue box
Check the box marked Use my chosen colours...
Select the required colour scheme and OK

My web my way!

The BBC's My Web My Way website shows you how to change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the internet easier for you to use. Visit the 'My web my way' website now.

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