We want everyone to be able to use our website regardless of their computer knowledge or disabilities. We have avoided the use of scrolling, blinking or flashing effects or moving animations. Our website is designed so that it is optimised for a range of devices and browsers, and all images have been given alternative text descriptions to support screen readers.

There are also some very simple services already built in to your computer that will help you make it easier to access the information you want on our website.

Most internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Safari, allow you to force the text on a web page to be the size and colour you want. Many operating systems also come with a built-in screen magnifier that allows you to enlarge a portion of the page to several times the original size. Click below for more guidance to help you make seeing our website as easy as possible.

Changing the colours
Making the text larger
Magnifying the screen

We also recommend visiting two external websites that offer helpful advice on accessibility:

The charity AbilityNet has put together a website that will help you to customise your computer and the way you view websites in even more ways, so that you really can get the most out of your computer.

In association with AbilityNet, the BBC also has a comprehensive site called My Web My Way, which provides further advice on how you can customise your computer settings.


Please get in touch to let us know if you are having trouble accessing this site by emailing friends@autistica.org.uk or calling 0203 857 4340.