It is not an accessibility requirement that web sites include information on changing text sizes like this page. We chose to include this information to help people who want to know how to change their browser settings and may not know how.
Web browsers and web sites should be designed following WAI guidelines so that people can easily change text sizes.
CHANGING TEXT SIZES
A WAI-compliant web site is designed to let you change the text size, text and background colors, and other display settings through standard browser settings.
|BROWSER||EXAMPLE||MENU ITEMS||MACINTOSH SHORTCUT||WINDOWS SHORTCUT|
Text Size -->
Largest(ALT + V will showthe View menu ifthe toolbar ishidden)
|FIREFOX / NETSCAPE||
Text Size -->
|Command +||Ctrl ++|
Make Text Bigger
The browser settings on this page should work when browsers and Web sites meet WAI guidelines and are designed for accessibility, flexibility, and user control. However, some browsers do not provide as much user control, and some sites are designed to defeat browser settings. Text resizing does not work well in browsers or on sites that do not meet accessibility guidelines.
In Internet Explorer v6 and earlier, the text may not resize because the web site is designed with "hard-coded" or "absolute" text sizes. To override web site setting: In early versions of Firefox, the text should resize even if the web site text is not "coded" for flexibility. However, the sections of the site may not resize, making it difficult to use the site with large text because the site was designed with "hard-coded" or "absolute" sizes. Firefox does not resize images.
Opera resizes all aspects of a Web site, including font, images, and sections. Resizing should work fairly well in Opera, even if the site is not "coded" for flexibility.