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How to enable JavaScript

JavaScript is required for a lot of high-end interactivity on this website as well as allowing you to view Flash content. If you see a warning to "enable JavaScript", first check that you have Flash installed. It is recommended that you enabled JavaScript to enhance your experience on this site. To make sure JavaScript is turned on, follow these simple instructions: http://activatejavascript.org

Internet Options from the browser menu. If you're using IE 7, you can access Tools using the icon at the top right of your screen.
  • Select the Security tab, then click the button marked Custom Level.
  • Scroll down about three quarters of the way until you find the Scripting heading.
  • The first subheading is Active Scripting.
  • Ensure that the checkbox marked Enable is checked.
  • Click buttons to make and confirm the change.
  • Windows XP/Vista: Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 7
    1. Select Tools ? Menu Bar from the browser menu (to display the menu toolbar).
    2. Select ToolsInternet Options from the browser menu.
    3. Select the Security tab, then click the button marked Custom Level.
    4. Scroll down about three quarters of the way until you find the Scripting heading.
    5. The first subheading is Active Scripting.
    6. Ensure that the checkbox marked Enable is checked.
    7. Click buttons to make and confirm the change.
    Windows XP: Mozilla Firefox, versions 2 and 3
    1. Select ToolsOptions from the browser menu.
    2. Click on Content.
    3. Locate the checkbox labeled Enable JavaScript and ensure that it is checked.
    4. Click OK.
    Mac OS X: Mozilla Firefox, versions 2 and 3
    1. Select FirefoxPreferences from the browser menu.
    2. Click on Content.
    3. Locate the checkbox labeled Enable JavaScript and ensure that it is checked.
    4. Click OK.
    Mac OS X: Safari, versions 2 and 3
    1. Select SafariPreferences from the browser menu.
    2. Locate the checkbox labeled Enable JavaScript and ensure that it is checked.
    3. Click the red button to close the dialogue box.
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    Flash Player

    Get Adobe Flash Player

    This site uses Flash to display some of the content. You will need to have Flash player version 8 or 9 installed to view this content. For core content, we will always provide a plain (HTML) version that you can use to get the information if you do not have Flash installed.

    You can download the Flash player from the Adobe website.

    Downloading files

    Adobe Acrobat Reader

    Certain documents on this website are in PDF (Portable Document Format) format. To view these files, you will need a copy of the free software Adobe Reader. Visually impaired users will need to download the free Accessible Adobe Reader.

    RSS

    What is RSS?

    'RSS' stands for Really Simple Syndication, a standard for publishing regular updates to web-based content. Using this standard, Web publishers provide updates, such as the latest news headlines or weblog postings. Meanwhile, consumers use RSS reader applications (or one of a growing number of online services) to collect and monitor their favorite feeds in one place (RSS content from a publisher, viewed in one of these readers, is often called a 'feed').

    To view RSS headlines

    You need to have an RSS reader. If you're unfamiliar with news feeds first download a newsreader application like FeedDemon (Windows) or NetNewsWire (Mac). Then, copy and paste the URL of the news feed into the application's 'subscribe' dialogue. Or you can download a dedicated desktop reader or use a web-based reader that does not require a software download or installation. Google Reader, NewsGator, Bloglines, and new RSS content capabilities in My Yahoo! are probably the four best-known examples of web-based feed reading services.

    What is CAPTCHA?

    Captcha (an acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart") is an image of randomly generated letters that are difficult for another computer to read. Using captcha on forms ensures that what is submitted is from a person, and not a computer sending spam.

    Use of text on this site

    Most navigation elements are plain text. We have provided text alternatives to graphics on the site. Those with poor sight may be able to increase the size of the text on screen. The procedure for doing so differs from one browser to the next.

    The text below outlines the procedure for some popular browsers. If your browser does not appear in the table the following guidelines may be of assistance: In general, looking under the View selection on the main menu, you should find an option called Text Zoom or Text Magnification or Text Size or Font Size. From that point it should be relatively simple to find and select an additional sub menu option that adjusts the text size to accomodate your needs.