Tips for Browsing our Website and Elsewhere on the WebSome accessibility features are built into computer operating systems and web browsers and are usually documented in the “help” menu of your software. Try the following methods to simplify your web browsing experience.
Please note that all links in this section will open a new browser window
Magnify the ScreenMany web browsers allow you to zoom in on web pages using simple keyboard controls. In order to zoom in on web pages, use the following simple keyboard controls:
- For Windows operating systems, press Ctrl and + to zoom in on a web page (Ctrl and – to zoom out).
- For Mac operating systems, press Cmd and + to zoom in on a Web page (Cmd and – to zoom out).
Customize the Mouse PointerYou can customize a computer mouse pointer in several ways. For example, you can slow down the speed of the mouse pointer for easier handling. You can also change its appearance so that it contrasts more with the screen content.
Learn how to change mouse settings for Windows operating systems:
Learn how to change mouse settings for Mac operating systems:
Make the Computer Speak AloudMany computers have text-reading features, but they can be limited in what they offer. For example Windows Narrator reads only menus and dialogue boxes but not blocks of text.
Software is available that offers more advanced screen-reading capabilities (both free and commercial). The two most popular commercial screen readers are JAWS and Windows-Eyes.
Learn how to use Windows Narrator:
Mac OS X Voiceover.
For more tips on better web browsing, visit the Web Accessibility Initiative website.