Site accessibility

If you experience difficulties in viewing the Trethowans website on your screen there are some settings that you can make on your browser settings to help improve visibility. However, it may not be possible to view all pages on a website with your preferred settings. Any images that appear on a page will not be affected.

The options below have been tested with Internet Explorer (versions 7 & 8). Adjusting settings in your browser should help to improve the visibility of all websites that you visit.

1.  Change the text size

  • From the "Browser" menu click "View" and select the option "Text size".
  • Choose the size of text that you require.

2. Ignore colours, font styles and size

  • On the "Tools" menu, select the option "Internet Options".
  • On the "General" tab choose the option "Accessibility".
  • To ignore colours - click in the box next to this option and click on "OK" and "OK" to exit and save your settings.
  • To ignore font styles - click in the box next to this option and click on "OK" and "OK" to exit and save your settings.
  • To ignore text sizes - click in the box next to this option and click on "OK" and "OK" to exit and save your settings.

3. Change font and background colours

Different combinations of colours may cause problems in reading text on the webpage. However, you can choose your preferred colour settings by changing the colour of the font and background. In order for these settings to take effect you must firstly select the "ignore colours" option as described in option 2 above.

  • On the "Tools" menu, select the option "Internet Options".
  • On the "General" tab choose the option "Colours".
  • De-select the option "Use Windows Colours" by clicking in the box next to this option.
  • To select text colour - click the coloured box to the right-hand side of the "Text" option. Choose your preferred colour and click on "OK", "OK" and then "OK"e to exit and save your settings.
  • To select background text colour - click the coloured box to the right-hand side of the "Background" option. 
  • Choose your preferred colour and click on "OK", "OK" and then "OK" to exit and save your settings.

4. Pictures and multimedia

You may wish to specify additional personal settings for the display of pictures / graphics and other multimedia on a website.

  • To remove all pictures / graphics from appearing on a webpage, on the "Tools" menu, select the option "Internet Options".
  • On the "Advanced" tab, scroll down to the "Multimedia" section.
  • Next to the option "Show Pictures" click the tick to de-select this option. Click on "Apply" to save your settings, then click "OK" to close the dialogue box.
  • If pictures / graphics still appear, refresh the screen by choosing the "View" menu and selecting the option "Refresh", or press F5.

You can repeat the same process for other options that you may wish to customise, or choose multiple options at the same time.

5. Change the window size

  • From the "View" menu, select the option "Full Screen" or press F11.

Other options to customise your viewing preferences can be found under the "Advanced" tab under the "Tools" menu and choosing "Internet Options".

Facilities for disabled people visiting our offices

We have made a number of provisions to help make it easier for disabled people wishing to use our services and / or access our premises:

  • Access to buildings; 
  • Home visits; 
  • Large print brochures and correspondence; 
  • Signing and audio facilities.

Where a meeting is required and a client has a particular disability or requirement, special arrangements can be made if we are notified in advance of that meeting.