Accessibility

This page has links to information about changing the way your computer works for people with a disability. Here you will find ways to improve the way your computer looks, sounds and works. We have not tried to re-invent the wheel and write our own guides. We searched the internet for reliable information that is useful to people with a wide range of disabilities. The websites listed below are all leaders in different fields.
If you or your organisation know of other useful guides please let us know.

A tip

Enlarging text and images in your web browser (what you use to look at web pages): Most web browsers will allow you to simply enlarge and reduce text and image sizes through the options in the menu bar, or by pressing "Ctrl +" and "Ctrl -" or other keyboard combinations. You can also change using the magnifying glass on some web browsers.

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Getting the most from Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera


Website: www.w3.org/WAI/users/browsing#optimize

This website is home to an organisation that sets web standards for people making websites for people with a disability. Here you can find information about customising the following web browsers:

BBC:My web my way


Website: www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/

The BBC has taken a lot of time to create these pages. My web my way helps people with a disability set up their computer so it's easy to use. It offers help to people who:

Abilitynet: My computer my way


Website: www.abilitynet.org.uk/myway/

AbilityNet is a national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology. It explains why it is important to customize your computer so it works as well as possible for you.

Better Living through technology


Website: www.bltt.org/cognitive/index.htm

This website offers advice on simplifying software on your computer. This information can be useful to people with a learning disability or those that support them.

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