HMRC is committed to making this website accessible to all users, regardless of circumstances. We are actively working to increase its accessibility and usability to comply with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you have difficulty using any part of it, please contact us
How do I make the text bigger so that it is easier for me to read?
Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you can adjust your browser’s settings as detailed below.
- Using Internet Explorer, go to View > Text size > and select the size you want
- Using Firefox, go to the View menu, select Zoom and then either Increase Ctrl + +, Decrease Ctrl + - or Normal Ctrl + 0.
- Using Opera, View > Zoom > and select the size you want
- Using Chrome, click on wrench icon (top right of page) >zoom +.
To change the size of the browser window
On the ‘View’ menu, click on ‘Full Screen’ or press F11
Press F11 to return to the default width browser
Make web pages easier to read
In Internet Explorer:
On the ‘Tools’ menu, click on ‘Internet Options’
Click on the ‘Accessibility’ button
Select one or more of the options available to improve visibility.
To turn on Compatibility View
Sometimes a website you're visiting doesn't look like you expect it to. This can be caused by a compatibility problem between Internet Explorer and the site you're on. When a site is incompatible with Internet Explorer, you'll see the Compatibility View button next to the Address bar.
- See if the Compatibility View button appears next to the Address bar. (If you don't see the button, there's no need to turn on Compatibility View.)
- Click the Compatibility View button to display the site in Compatibility View.
What are PDFs and how do I read them?
PDF stands for Portable Document File. You need a plug-in called Adobe Acrobat Reader to open these files which you can download for free from Adobe's website
Users who have concerns about accessibility should visit Adobe's accessibility website. Recent versions of Acrobat Reader have a Read Out Loud facility, which can be found under the View menu.
How can I view a Microsoft Office files if I don't have Office software?
Word, Excel and PowerPoint viewers are available from the Microsoft Download Center.