In order to make this site accessible we have tested it with a broad audience to ensure a better experience for all users and across all technologies. However we welcome any comments, suggestions or feedback you have for us so please free to contact us.

Translating content

Due to the wide range of countries from across the Commonwealth who participate in the Queen’s Young Leaders awards scheme, we are unfortunately unable to translate the website into multiple languages. However, if English is not your first language, and you require help in translating some of the content, then we would recommend installing a translation extension on your browser to help you through the application process. Here are some suggested extensions:

If you do use a translation tool when making your application, please state so on the form. This will not affect your application.

Also, please note that the awards scheme, including online learning, mentoring and the residential week, will take place predominantly in English.

Using Your Browser

Most browsers have several options to make websites more readable if required. Please see under each browser below to help change font type, size and colour, clear your history, and utilise tabbed browsing.

 

Firefox for Windows (29.0)

Font Type

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pallet
Click the Options cog > Content > Default Font >’Select from drop-down’
For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by clicking doing the following: Menu button > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced
Deselect ‘Allow pages to choose their own fonts rather than my selections above’

Zoom

View (Ensure you have the ‘menu bar’ activated) > Zoom > ‘select’
OR Ctrl ‘scroll mouse wheel’
OR Ctrl +/-
To zoom text only: View > Zoom > Zoom text only > (then one of the above)
Crtl 0 to reset

Font Color

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pallet
Click the Options cog > Content > Fonts & Colors > Colors > ‘Make selection from Colors panel ‘.
For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Menu button > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced > Deselect ‘Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above’

Clear History

History (Ensure you have the ‘menu bar’ activated) > Clear Recent History > ‘Select from drop-down’ > Clear Now

Tabbed Browsing

Right-click on a link > Click ‘Open a Link in a New Tab’
OR Click the + sign to the right of a recently opened tab
OR Ctrl T

For More Reading

Go to – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/accessibility-features-firefox-make-firefox-and-we

Firefox for Mac (29.0)

Font Type

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pallet > Click the Options cog > Content > Default Font > ‘Select from drop-down’. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Menu button > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced > Deselect ‘Allow pages to choose their own fonts rather than my selections above’

Zoom

View > Zoom > ‘select’
OR Ctrl ‘scroll mouse wheel’
OR Ctrl +/-
To zoom text only: View > Zoom > Zoom text only > (then one of the above)
Cmd 0 to reset

Font Colour

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pallet > Click the Options cog > Content > Fonts & Colors > Colors > ‘Make selection from Colors panel’. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Menu button > Options > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced > Deselect ”Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above’

Clear History

History (from top menu bar) > Clear Recent History > ‘Select from drop-down’ > Clear Now

Tabbed Browsing

Right-click on a link > Click ‘Open a Link in a New Tab’
OR Click the + sign to the right of a recently opened tab
OR Ctrl T

For More Reading

Go to – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/accessibility-features-firefox-make-firefox-and-we

Google Chrome for PC/Mac (35.0)

Font Type

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pane > Select settings > Content > Click ‘Show advanced settings’ >Scroll to ‘Web Content’ and click the ‘Customize fonts…’ button > Choose setting from the ‘Fonts & encoding pane

Font Size

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pane > Select settings > Content > Click ‘Show advanced settings’ > Scroll to ‘Web Content’ and click the ‘Font size’ button > Choose required setting

Clear History

Click the Menu Button (3 horizontal bars) which opens the menu pane > History > Clear browsing data… > Choose required settings

Tabbed Browsing

Right-click on a link > Click ‘Open a Link in a New Tab’
OR Click the icon (rhombus) to the right of a recently opened tab
OR Ctrl T

For More Reading

Go to – http://www.google.com/chrome/browser/

Internet Explorer – IE8

Font Type

Click the [Tools] button (located in the top right menu) > Internet Options > General > Fonts. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Click the [Tools] button > Internet Options > General > Accessibility > check ‘ignore font styles specified on webpages’

Font Size

(doesn’t increase size, instead zooms page in)
Click the [Page] button (located in the top right menu) > Zoom > ‘select option’
OR Zoom In Ctrl +
OR Zoom In Ctrl –
OR Zoom In Ctrl 0

Font Color

Click the [Tools] button > Internet Options > General > Colors > ‘check custom boxes where required’. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Click the [Tools] button > Internet Options > General > Accessibility > check ‘ignore colors specified on webpages’

Turn Off Images

Click the [Tools] button > Internet Options > Advanced > ‘scroll down to Multimedia section’ > Uncheck ‘Show pictures’

Clear History

Click the [Tools] button > Internet Options > General > ‘Under browsing history, click delete’

Tabbed Browsing

Right-click a link > Click ‘open in tabbed window’
Click an area to the right of a recently opened tab
OR Ctrl T

For More Reading

Go to – http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie8/default.aspx

Internet Explorer IE9 / IE10 / IE11

Font Type

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Internet Options > General > Fonts. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Click on Image of a Cog (top right corner) > Internet Options > General > Accessibility > check ‘ignore font styles specified on webpages’

Font Size

(doesn’t increase size, instead zooms page in)
Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Zoom > ‘select option’
OR Ctrl ‘scroll mouse wheel’
OR Ctrl +/-

Font Color

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Internet Options > General > Colors > ‘check custom boxes where required’. For this to work, you will first have to override our site styles by: Click on Image of a Cog (top right corner) > Internet Options > General > Accessibility > check ‘ignore colors specified on webpages’

Turn Off Images

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Internet Options > Advanced > ‘scroll down to Multimedia section’ > Uncheck ‘Show pictures’

Clear History

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Internet Options > General > ‘Under browsing history, click delete’

Tabbed Browsing

Right-click a link > Click ‘open in tabbed window’
Click an area to the right of a recently opened tab
OR Ctrl T

For More Reading

IE9 Go to – http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie9/default.aspx
IE10 Go to – http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie10/default.aspx
IE11 Go to – http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie11/default.aspx

Safari for PC (5.0)

Font Type

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Preference > Appearance > ‘select font type’

Font Size

(doesn’t increase size, instead zooms page in)
Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Customize Toolbar > drag the ‘Zoom’ button onto your toolbar.
OR Ctrl ‘scroll mouse wheel’ to zoom in page
OR Ctrl +/-

Turn Off Images

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Preference > Appearance > Deselect ‘Display images when the page opens’

Clear History

Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > Reset Safari > Uncheck all but “Clear history” > Reset
OR Click on Cog icon (top right corner) > History > Click on any webpage > Ctrl + A > Press Delete

Tabbed Browsing

Right-click a link > Click ‘open link in new tab’
OR Ctrl + T
OR Click on the Document Icon (top right corner) > New Tab

For More Reading

Go to – http://www.apple.com/safari/

Safari for Mac (7.0)

Font Type

Safari > Preference > Appearance > ‘select font type’

Font Size

(doesn’t increase size, instead zooms page in)
view > select ‘zoom text only’
OR Ctrl ‘scroll mouse wheel’ to zoom in page
OR Ctrl +/-
Ctrl 0 to reset

Turn Off Images

Safari > Preference > Appearance > Deselect ‘Display images when the page opens’

Clear History

History > Clear History
OR Safari > Reset Safari > Uncheck all but “Clear history” > Reset

Tabbed Browsing

Right-click a link > Click ‘open link in new tab’
OR Ctrl + T
OR File > New Tab

For More Reading

Go to – http://www.apple.com/safari/