To offer services and support to a diverse audience, HSBC is committed to providing the highest level of access possible. Many tools required by customers and visitors are available through common software applications and computer platforms, and this page will explain how to use these to view the HSBC website.
If you have difficulty in reading the HSBC Bank website on your screen, you may be able to change the settings on your browser to help you improve their visibility.
The following suggestions to improve the visibility of web pages will apply to any site that you visit. However, you may find that not all pages within a site are compatible. The images on the screen will not be affected. These instructions have been tested with Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7.
To apply the font and colour changes below permanently:
Text with a sans serif font (such as Arial) is easier to read than a serif font (such as Times New Roman). To change the text font:
To enlarge the text:
Combinations of fonts, typefaces and background colours used in web page design may result in text being difficult to read. However, you can choose settings to suit you. For example black text on a yellow background gives a distinct contrast. To change the text colour and background colour:
To prevent graphics from appearing on web pages:
click 'View' then 'Full Screen' from the toolbar, or press F11.
There are other options to tailor web pages that help make them easier to read. These may be found under the 'Tools' menu:
Adobe PDF documents - many forms and documents are published in the Adobe PDF standard. You can download the Adobe Reader free of charge from Adobe's website.
Visitors and customers requiring special software to access these documents can find more information at the Adobe Accessibility Resource Center. The online PDF conversion tool can convert PDF documents to plain text or HTML to provide ease of access* to some users.
*HSBC is not responsible for the use of this tool and cannot guarantee its functionality.