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Accessibility Option

1. Font
1.1 Changing Font Size
You can change your text/font size by carrying out the following steps.

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2. Magnifying the screen
In addition to enlarging the text in your web browser, it is also possible to use electronic magnifying glasses to zoom in on areas of the screen to make it easier to read small text or to get a closer look at the images.
Most PC’s and Macintosh computers will have screen magnifiers built in, but alternative ones are also available to download - sometimes even for free.

1.3. Accessing Windows XP built in magnifier

From the Start menu: Select, Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Magnifier You can now magnify a portion of the screen up to 9 times the normal size. There’s also the option to invert the colours in the magnified area to make it easier to read text on for example a low contrasting background.

1.4. Apple Icon"Accessing Mac OS X built in magnifier

From the Apple menu: Select, System Preferences> Universal Access > Seeing From here you can activate the zoom function which lets you zoom up to 40 times normal size (depending of version). There’s also the option to “Switch to White on Black” to make it easier to read text on for example a low contrasting background. Note that the Universal access options will look slightly different depending on what version of Mac OS X you have but the core functions should be the same.

1.5. Alternative screen magnifiers

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1.6 Screen Reading software If you do not already run screen reading software on your PC or mac, and need assistive technology to help with website the please download Browsealoud.

2. Mouse
2.1 Making the mouse easier to see on Windows
From the Start menu: Select, Control Panel > Mouse
Here you can change the size of your mouse cursor, add a mouse trail or make the computer show you where the cursor is every time you press the CTRL key.
Note that the options available will be slightly different depending on what mouse or version of windows you have but the items above will be available on most PC’s

2.2 Apple Icon - Making the mouse easier to see on Mac OS X
From the Apple menu: Select, System Preferences> Universal Access > Mouse Here you can drag the slider called “Cursor Size” to select how large you want the mouse cursor to be.





     
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