I've tried to make Blether as accessible as possible for all users, guided by the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and informed by experience and knowledge (most of it other people's). In practice this means that the information on the site is structured, using headings, paragraphs, lists and other semantic elements of XHTML.
All forms make use of labels, fieldsets where appropriate, and accessible error messages.
If you find the default text size on the site too small or too large, you can change it by using your web browser's built-in text-size function, or by using the text-size widget which can be found on every page. Just click on the plus to increase the text size, or the minus to decrease the text size. If you have cookies enabled the size setting will be remembered should you ever come back to Blether.
To resize the text using your browser:
- In Firefox and other Mozilla browsers, use the View - Text Size menu;
- In Safari, use the View - Make Text Bigger option;
- In Opera, use the View - Zoom menu;
- In Macintosh Internet Explorer, and Netscape 6 and 7, use the View - Text Zoom menu;
- In Windows Internet Explorer (including Pocket IE), use the View - Text Size menu.
If you use a wheel-mouse, you may be able to change the text size by holding down the Control or Command key and turning the wheel. In some browsers you can change the text size using Control or Command and the + and - keys.
Cascading Style Sheets
All layout and styling is controlled using Cascading Style Sheets. At present there is only one default style, providing black text on a white background - other styles will be available soon, or you can override the default style using your own stylesheets.