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Help using this site

This page provides tips and information on how to get the most from your web browser and in particular, this website. You'll find details on a range of subjects from how to view the artist galleries to learning how to use your web browser to improve your web surfing experience.

This website is accessible to all technologies, including screen-readers, mobile devices and plain old keyboards.

Use the Accessibility Navbar

When you select the tab key on your keyboard you should find a selection of three 'quick links' which are aimed to provide quick access to parts of the site. These links are collectively known as the Accessibility Navbar. Here's an explanation of each link:

  • site help - this is the link to this page; where you can make changes to the site via your browser
  • site map - if you're lost and need to find a page, try the site map
  • jump to content - this is an internal link which moves the cursor (or point of focus) to the main content by jumping past the first list of navigational links

Change text size

You can adjust the size of the text throughout any accessible site by using your browser or keyboard and mouse. For example if you use the Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers, you can adjust text size by going to View > Text Size and making your desired choice. Alternatively, if you have a mouse with a scroll-wheel you can press your control key (Ctrl) and move the scroll-wheel back-and-forth to change the text size.

How to view the artist galleies

To get the best user experience make sure you enable JavaScript (if possible - see below for details about How to Enable JavaScript). Although JavaScript is used on features like the artist galleries, it is not a requirement.

Viewing the images - to view the full-size images, select a thumbnail the image. Page your way through the images (6 per page) either by hovering your mouse over the left or right sides of a full-size image and clicking or by using the left and right cursor keys on your keyboard or by using the Accesskeys P (for previous) and N (next).

Closing the images - close the full-size image by either clicking the 'close' button at the bottom right of the full-size image or pressing the Escape key.

Image details - the title, desctiption and price of the artwork is displayed underneath the image.

Switch to a the simplified layout - ideal for small screens

This style sheet switcher sets a cookie on your machine in order to remember which style you choose each time you visit the site.

  1. Small screen style sheet

    This option simplifies the way the page is displayed and therefore makes it most suitable for the small screens of handheld devices like mobile telephones and PDAs.

    Works with devices that recognise the 'handheld' style sheet.

    You can view the simplified version with most desktop browsers though... go ahead and try!

  2. Default style sheet

    This is the default styling of the page. So, if you're using one of the most common desktop browsers you will automatically be shown the 'Default' style sheet option.

How to Enable JavaScript

Internet Explorer

  1. Select 'Tools' from the top menu
  2. Choose 'Internet Options'
  3. Click on the 'Security' tab
  4. Click on 'Custom Level'
  5. Scroll down until you see section labled 'Scripting'
  6. Under 'Active Scripting', select 'Enable' and click OK

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select 'Tools' from the top menu
  2. Choose 'Options'
  3. Choose 'Content' from the top navigation
  4. Select the checkbox next to 'Enable JavaScript' and click OK

Apple Safari

  1. Select 'Safari' from the top menu
  2. Choose 'Preferences'
  3. Choose 'Security'
  4. Select the checkbox next to 'Enable JavaScript'

Learn more about how to maximise the in-built functionality of your browser

Most modern browsers provide a great wealth of functionality built-in to help you view web pages. The main browsers in use today are listed below; follow the links for information on how to harness more power from your browser.

Some further reading

Find out more about web accessibility and why web accessibility is important. Read about web browsers and assistive technologies like screen readers to see how they enhance the experience of surfing the web for those with a disability. Check out this accessibility software:

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, down-loadable demo is available.
  • Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows. A down-loadable demo is available.
  • Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  • Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  • Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free down-loadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.

...and finally

Here are some platform specific links that show you how to modify a website further: