We’re committed to making the John Lewis Foreign Currency website accessible to everybody and have included features that make it easier to use by those with visual disabilities. We’ll also add new accessibility features based on the feedback we receive from users.
The sections below give some advice about getting easier access to the site.
Background and foreground colours have been chosen to provide a high degree of contrast to maximise visibility. These colours are controlled within the cascading style sheets, which may be overridden by altering the user's browser settings.
Modern browsers can magnify websites instantly, keeping the design intact but assisting legibility for visually impaired users.
How to increase the text size
Most of the text on the site can be resized by changing your browser's settings.
To increase the text size on Internet Explorer for Windows:
- Click on View (or hold down alt and press v at the same time).
- Select Text Size from the dropdown menu (or hold down alt and press x at the same time).
- Use the mouse or the cursor keys to select Larger or Largest (press enter to select the size you require).
Please be aware that some links on johnlewisforeigncurrency.com open in new windows. Where possible we have put in warning text saying "opens in a new window" after these links on our order pages.
Using the John Lewis Foreign Currency website without a mouse
Many web browsers have keyboard shortcuts that you can use with any sites.
Here are some useful ones that work in both Internet Explorer and Firefox:
- Tab: jump to the next link or entry box on the page.
- Shift + Tab: jump to the previous link or entry box on the page.
- Alt + Left cursor key: go back (equivalent to clicking the 'back' button).
- Alt + Right cursor key: go forward (equivalent to clicking the 'forward' button).
- F5: refresh the page (equivalent to clicking the 'refresh' button).
- Spacebar: select/deselect a checkbox when the keyboard focus is on it.
- Ctrl + F: find on this page.
Advice if you use a screenreader
Some operating systems also have built-in accessibility features that can read text aloud, or magnify parts of the screen. If you have your own screen reading software you should find it works well on johnlewisforeigncurrency.com. We suggest if your software has a 'forms mode', that you do not turn it on. This site should be compatible with recent versions of the following screen readers:
- Window Eyes
The fastest way to get to the main part of each page is to jump to the main heading of the page. For example, in Jaws press h until you hear "heading level 1" read out.
Some areas of our site now use tabbed containers to allow you to select the information you want to read and stop the page from looking overcrowded. All the available content is read out by screen readers when the page is loaded.
- On the Tools menu, click Internet Options (or hold down alt and press t at the same time, then continue to hold down alt and press the letter o).
- Using the mouse (or the shift, tab and cursor keys), select the Security tab, and click (or tab to) the icon for the zone containing John Lewis Foreign Currency, usually Internet, then click Custom Level (or tab to it and press enter).
- Scroll down to Scripting and under Active Scripting, select Enable. You can select by pressing spacebar.
- Click OK (or tab to it and press enter). Click Yes to any popup asking if you want to change the security settings (or tab to yes and press enter), then click OK (or tab to it and press enter).
Note that if you have ad-blocking software or internet security software installed, you may also have to remove www.johnlewisforeigncurrency.com from the sites that are blocked.
All documents and literature are available, on demand, in accessible formats (such as large print, Braille or audio cassette) for customers with sight impairments. Please call our customer service team for more information on 0330 123 3396, Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Advice on accessibility on external sites
The following external sites are also useful resources when it comes to accessibility in order to find out more about adjusting your settings and help and support.