Accessibility

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, including people with visual, hearing, cognitive or motor impairments.

The Play 20 website follows the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines to an AA standard. Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to provide the most inclusive experience we can. If you have any suggestions on how we can further improve our accessibility please email us your comments, views and feedback about this website.

Content from external sites that we link to or present on our site may not yet reach these standards. For example some content may use third party YouTube videos which are not fully compliant because they are from sources that are not within our direct control.

Play 20 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:

  • Text size: If you find the size of the text 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.
  • Colours: Some users who rely on screen magnifiers can find white backgrounds difficult to use due to glare, we have therefore opted to use a coloured background for the pages and content on Play 20. You can, however, change both the background and the text colours if required 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

The downloadable resources on Play 20 are 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.

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.

Supported browsers

Eureka! developed the Play 20 website to support a reasonable range of web browsers and operating systems. If using Internet Explorer, the Play 20 website is best viewed on versions 7.0 upwards. If you are viewing the Play 20 website using Internet Explorer 6.0 you will be prompted to install Google Chrome Frame, a simple installation that will greatly improve your viewing experience on this website to match that of the modern browser Google Chrome. It will not alter how you view other websites; as the installation is specific to the Play 20 website and will not upgrade your IE6 browser to another version of IE or a different browser. You will still have IE6 as your browser after installation.