This page provides information about possibilities how to achieve better accessibility by configuring some browser and operation system tools.
A more detailed help page on the same topic can be found at http://www.abilitynet.org.uk/mcmw/ .
Zooming in and out
There are three main ways to zoom in on a webpage - using your browser built-in capabilities, using your OS built-in capabilities, or installing a special plug-in for the browser. Our recommendation is to use the easiest way - browser built-in zoom.
With a browser
All popular browsers allow zooming in and out by pressing the Ctrl (Cmd in OS X) and + or - keys. Or alternatively hold down the Ctrl key and scroll up or down with the mouse.
In your operating system
- Windows 7 includes “Magnifier”, a program that allows zooming. Press the “Start” menu and type “Magnifier” (first letters should do it) and press Enter. A small overlay window appears that can be moved around with the mouse and zooms everything in it.
- In Windows XP, go Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Magnifier.
- In Apple computers, go Apple menu > System Preferences > Accessibility (or Universal Access) > Zoom.
Browsers have plug-ins that extend the zooming capabilities. For example, “Zoom Page” for Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/zoom-page/, “AutoZoom” for Chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autozoom/ocdkpkoaonnchdakgkmmc....
Using a screen reader
A screen reader is a software application that attempts to identify and interpret what is being displayed on the screen. This interpretation is then re-presented to the user with text-to-speech, sound icons, or a Braille output device.
A choice of popular screen readers: