Accessibility Guidelines

Fife College have tried to ensure that this site is as easy to use and accessible for all users. Numerous techniques have been incorporated into the site design to improve the navigation and accessibility of the site and it's contents.


Ideally, the Fife College site functions best with a modern browser or similar assistive device. In most cases they are more customisable and have additional enhancements compared with older browsers for accessibility and web standard reasons. For instance, Netscape Navigator 6.0 and greater can interpret language abbreviations into their full meaning. This is most useful for screen readers as they would normally translate any abbreviations into garbled speech.

The site is currently evolving and being developed and as such support for certain browsers may change through time. Currently, this site has been tested using the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

  • Firefox version 3.6

  • Safari version 5

  • Opera version 11

  • Google Chrome version 12

If you've used this site successfully on a browser not mentioned above, please let us know via the webmaster. Likewise, if your having difficulties accessing or using this site with a particular device or browser, let us know what difficulties your experiencing.

Text Size

This site has been designed so that the user can control the size of the textual information contained within the site. Modern browsers have the necessary functionality built-in to allow you to change the text size. Changing the text size differs for each browser. Instructions on how to change the text size in some common browsers is shown below.

Some changes require you to refresh/reload the page before they take affect. These changes apply to ALL websites, not just this one.

Internet Explorer 5.5 and above

  • From the menu bar at the top, select the View menu.

  • Select Text Size

  • There are 5 choices, ranging from smallest to largest, with medium being the default.

  • Select your chosen text size.

Mozilla Firefox

  • From the menu bar at the top, select the View menu.

  • Select Text Size

  • There are 3 choices, increase, decrease and normal.

  • Select one of these option to change the size of the text.

  • Repeat if necessary.

If you use a browser not mentioned above, please feel free to refer to the BBC's My Web My Way, a fantastic resource containing tutorials and guides to help make the most of the internet.

External Applications

Sometimes, certain areas of our site requires special plug-ins. Without them, the information cannot be conveyed in the same manner or in a relatively small file size by using traditional web languages.

Whilst the majority of today's Internet connected computers may already have these plug-ins, not all do or some may not be the latest manufacturer's versions. In downloading the latest versions, which are free, users will be able to take advantage of latest enhancements for file reduction and accessibility issues, like speech-accessible content in the latest Macromedia Flash player.

Please follow the links below to the manufactures' homepages of external browser plug-ins that are currently used in the Fife College web site.


If you have trouble accessing any section of the website for whatever reason, we welcome your feedback. Please send an email to explaining your problem.