Almost every modern browser and operating system offers built-in features with assistive technologies. Below are some basic tips to address the most common accessible challenges. For a comprehensive list of tips on browsing, visit: W3C Web Accessibility Initiative – Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer. http://www.w3.org/WAI/users/browsing
The use of screen readers assists individuals who are blind or have visual impairment. The following are some popular screen readers:
Many web browsers allow you to zoom in on web pages using simple keyboard controls. The magnifier allows you to focus on specific parts of the screen, enlarging the text and other page elements.
- For Windows operating systems, press Ctrl and the + (plus) key to zoom in (Ctrl and the – (minus) key to zoom out).
- For Mac operating systems, press Cmd and the + (plus) key to zoom in (Cmd and the – (minus) key to zoom out).
Customize the Mouse Pointer
Changing the speed of which your mouse pointer moves assists those individuals with motor skill impairment. By slowing down the speed of your mouse pointer, navigation or buttons are easier to click on.