Brooke vet Dr Ratnesh inspects a horse's teeth

The Brooke is an international animal welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest communities.


We want our website to be accessible as possible. To make our website easy to view, we've designed it in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the RNIB.

Taking time over design

We are always looking for ways to improve our website and make it easier to use. Our guidelines include:

  • Designing the site for a 800x600 view so horizontal scrolling is not required
  • Using meaningful ALT text for all images to provide descriptive text
  • Using descriptive hyperlink text
  • Avoiding the use of frames, which are difficult for special browsers to interpret
  • Using an easy-to-see web colour scheme
  • Using an easier to read non-serif font type, size and colour.

We are also working hard to make sure our site has useful content that is laid out in an easy-to-navigate way, taking into consideration people with speech readers.

Making your text bigger

To permanently enlarge the text in your internet browser follow the instructions for your browser type and version below.

If you have problems changing your settings, use the Help menu in your browser toolbar.

Internet Explorer (IE5.x) instructions:

  • On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  • On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'
  • Click on the three boxes to show ticks
  • Click 'OK' to enlarge text
  • On the browser Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  • On the General tab, select 'Accessibility'
  • Tick the 'Ignore font sizes specified on web pages' check box
  • Click 'OK'
  • On the browser menu select 'View'
  • Click 'Text size'
  • Choose the size of text

Netscape Navigator/Communicator (V5.x) instructions:

  • Click on 'Edit' and select 'Preferences'
  • Select 'Appearance' and click on 'Font'
  • Choose the 'Variable Width Font' and 'Fixed Width Font' that you want
  • Click 'OK' to set these fonts for all future use, click 'Use my default fonts overriding document specified fonts'

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