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Accessibility

The Royal Automobile Club is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to provide the most inclusive experience we can. Please note that content from external sites that we link to or present on our site may not yet reach these standards.

Accessibility preferences
You can change the way this website looks to suit your preferences. The settings that do this differ from browser to browser, but most browsers offer some or all of the following:

·    Increasing the font size. If you find the size of the text on www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk too small you can easily adjust it by using the font size setting in your browser. If you use Internet Explorer 6, go to the "View" menu, select "Text Size" and then select "Larger". If you use Internet Explorer 7 and 8 or Firefox, you can resize text using the zoom function by pressing and holding down "Ctrl" and "+". This will then zoom in allowing users with low vision to see the text more clearly. Use  "Ctrl" and "-" to decrease the zoom again.

·    Adjusting text and colour changes. Some users who rely on screen magnifiers can find white backgrounds give off a glare. You can change both the background and the text on www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk by changing some settings in your browsers. If you use Internet Explorer, look in the 'Tools' menu, select "Internet Options", select "Colors" and make changes to text and background colours in the "Colors" panel.

PDFs and accessibility
Many of the documents on www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk are forms or notices created in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe Reader enables you to read PDFs. The latest versions of Adobe Reader (7.0 and above) offer more in the way of accessibility than earlier versions. You can find the latest version of Adobe Reader on the Adobe website.

You can download a useful document about how to access PDFs with various assistive technologies from the Adobe website (PDF, 368K). You can also find tools and information to increase the accessibility of PDF documents on the Adobe website.

Accessibility wizard
If you use Windows, there is a program called Accessibility Wizard that enables you to set preferences for using your PC and the internet. To find the Accessibility Wizard, look in the Start menu, select "Programs", select "Accessories", select "Accessibility", select the "Accessibility Wizard" and then follow the instructions.

www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk supported browsers
www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk  develops its online content to support a reasonable range of current web browsers and operating systems.

Further assistance
You can find step-by-step details of how to optimise the experience for users with difficulties or impairments on the BBC My web my way website www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/

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