Recent versions of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS contain many accessibility features that can assist computer users that are blind or vision impaired.
A skip to content link is available at the top of every page. This link enables users with screen reading software to skip over navigation links and jump directly to the textual content of a page.
You can use the following options within your browser to adjust text size:
You can use the following options within your browser to adjust contrast:
The easiest way to change the colours is to use the built-in ‘reverse' feature in Mac OS 10.4 Tiger or higher. This will reverse all colours on the screen. This option can be selected by holding down the ‘CTRL', ‘Option' and ‘Apple' keys while pressing the number ‘8'
Repeat step 1 to change the colours back to normal.
You can purchase an additional software program such as JAWS which will allow your computer to read aloud web pages to you. For more information, please contact us.
Mac OS 10.4 Tiger and higher have a built-in program called VoiceOver which can read aloud text on your computer screen, including web pages. To turn on VoiceOver, hold down the ‘Apple' key and press the ‘F5' key. Further information about VoiceOver is available on the Apple website.
"Webanywhere" is a web page that can read aloud web pages. More information is available on the Webanywhere website.