Accessibility

Making text easier to see in your browser:

Internet Explorer

  • Open the View menu with the mouse or by pressing Alt+V.
  • Select the Text Size option with the mouse.
  • Choose your preferred text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and pressing Enter or by clicking on it.

Firefox

  • Open the View menu with the mouse or by pressing Alt+V.
  • Select the Zoom option with the mouse.
  • Zoom in by selecting Ctrl + + or zoom out using Ctrl + -.
  • Alternatively:
    Press and hold Ctrl and use the wheel on your mouse or
    press and hold Ctrl then press “+” to zoom in or “-” to zoom out

Opera

Unlike in Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, Opera can increase the size of images as well as text.

You can quickly increase or decrease the size of both text and graphics using the numberpad + and – keys. Each press will increase or decrease the size by 10%. However these changes will not be remembered next time you open Opera.

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the size of the text permanently:

  • Open the File menu with the mouse or by pressing Alt+F
  • Select the Preferences option with the mouse or by pressing F
  • Select Page Style from the list with the mouse or by using the down arrow key
  • Select the Default Zoom of your choice with the mouse or by pressing Alt + Z and using the up and down arrows
  • Select the OK button with the mouse or by pressing Enter to return to Opera

Google Chrome

  • Open the “Control the current page” menu (it has a page icon, usually found to the right of the address bar) with the mouse.
  • Select the Zoom option.
  • Zoom in by selecting “Larger Ctrl++” or zoom out by selecting “Smaller Ctrl+-”.
  • Alternatively:
    Press and hold Ctrl and use the wheel on your mouse or
    press and hold Ctrl then press “+” to zoom in or “-” to zoom out

Netscape

  • Open the View menu with the mouse or by pressing Alt+V.
  • Select the Text Zoom option with the mouse or by pressing Z.
  • Choose your preferred text size with the mouse or by using the up and down keys and pressing enter or OK.

For more information about making text easier to read and much more information about making your computer easier to use and see, visit the Ability Net website:

Ability Net