Client-side CSS for enhancing accessibility

The design of the Web pages on this website are flexible enough to allow you to configure the visual presentation to meet your accessibility needs by using a client-side Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) file.

Most browsers provide the ability to specify a client-side CSS file, which would be applied to every Web page on this website that you visit.

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How to create a client-side CSS file

To create a client-side style sheet, create a plain text file with a “.css” file extension using either a plain text editor or a CSS editor. Include CSS syntax in your client-side CSS file to control the visual presentation of Web pages.

To make it easier for you to enhance the accessibility of Web pages on this website, you can include any combination of the following client-side CSS in your client-side CSS file.

How to configure your browser to use a client-side CSS file

Internet Explorer for Windows

  1. Select “Internet Options…” in the “Tools” menu.
  2. Select the “Accessibility…” button.
  3. Check the “Format documents using my style sheet” box.
  4. Use the “Browse…” button to select your client-side CSS file.
  5. Confirm the changes by using the “OK” button.

Internet Explorer for Mac

  1. Select “Preferences…” in the “Explorer” menu.
  2. Select the “Web Content” section under the “Web Browser” list item (expand the “Web Browser” list item as necessary).
  3. Check the “Show style sheets” and “Use my style sheet” boxes.
  4. Use the “Select Style Sheet…” button to select your client-side CSS file.
  5. Confirm the changes by using the “OK” button.

Mozilla Firefox, Netscape (6.0 and later) and Mozilla

  1. Rename your client-side CSS file to “userContent.css”.
  2. Copy the file to the “chrome” sub-folder in your browser profile folder. Instructions for finding your profile folder. The “chrome” sub-folder should contain the files “userContent-example.css” and “userChrome-example.css”.
  3. Restart the browser.

Opera 8 and later

  1. Select “Preferences…” in the “Tools” menu.
  2. Select the “Advanced” tab.
  3. Select the “Content” option in the list.
  4. Select the “Style options…” button.
  5. Use the “Choose…” button to select your client-side CSS file.
  6. Confirm the changes by using the “OK” button.

Opera 7

  1. Select “Preferences…” in the “File” menu.
  2. Select “Page Style”.
  3. Use the “Choose…” button to select your client-side CSS file.
  4. Confirm the changes by using the “OK” button.

Safari

  1. Select “Preferences” in the “Safari” menu.
  2. Select “Advanced”.
  3. Use the “Other” button to select your client-side CSS file.
  4. Confirm the changes by using the “OK” button.
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