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Accessibility

We are working together with DisabledGo (www.disabledgo.com) to provide details about accessibility to our buildings and facilities. For information about access to our buildings and facilities visit our Details of Access to our Sites page. Here you will find links to pages on the disabledgo.com site that give in depth details of access.

Access to the web

There are many ways you can change your computer to help make it easier to use the web. There are simple settings that will change your browser, your keyboard or your mouse to make the web easier for you to use.

These settings can do things such as enlarge or reduce text size, change background colours, switch off images etc.

The BBC have put together comprehensive and simple to use instructions on how to make these changes to your computer. Follow the links below to visit the BBC's "My Web My Way" site for full instructions.

NB: all the links below open in a new window.

Change text and background colours

How to change the settings in your operating system or web browser to make things easier to see.

Change your fonts

How to change the font settings in your operating system or web browser to make text easier to read.

Check your spelling and grammar

How to operate spell-checking software in commonly used programmes.

Content available in British Sign Language (BSL)

How to access signed content on BBC iPlayer and find it elsewhere on the web.

Content available with subtitles

Information about subtitles for online video, and how to turn on subtitles when viewing programmes on BBC iPlayer.

Magnify your screen

How to turn on your computer's magnification features.

Make the mouse pointer easier to see

How to change the colour and size of the mouse pointer, or add trails to make it more visible.

Make your computer speak text aloud

How to turn on and customise your computer's text-to-speech features.

Make your keyboard easier to use

How to change the settings so that the keyboard is more accessible or can be used on-screen.

Make your mouse easier to use

How to change the settings to slow your mouse down, make the mouse left-handed and enlarge the mouse pointer.

Make your text larger

How to change the settings in your operating system or web browser to increase the text size, making it easier to see.

Overview: Alternatives to keyboard and mouse

An overview of ways to interact with your computer using different input devices such as switches and joysticks.

Overview: Dictionary and thesaurus software

How you can use dictionary and thesaurus software to help you spell better.

Overview: Screenreaders and talking browsers

An overview of third-party screenreaders and talking browsers.

Overview: See the letters on your keyboard better

Products that make the letters on your keyboard more visible.

Overview: Smart word prediction

An overview of software that helps you type less.

Overview: Symbol browsers

An overview of software that helps people with learning disabilities use the web.

Use voice recognition

How to set up and customise the speech-recognition feature on your operating system.

Use your keyboard to control the mouse

How to set up your computer so that you can use the numeric keypad in place of a mouse.

Following the links above will take you to help with the following:

Seeing websites

A wide range of solutions to help you see websites, your computer system and common applications more clearly.

Hearing websites

Explains the various ways web content can be made accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing people

Your keyboard and mouse

Looks at the many ways you can make your keyboard and mouse easier to use.

Reading websites

Explains how you can make the web easier to read with various software tools and techniques.

Help with filling in web forms

Help and advice on how to fill in forms on the web; explaining the software tools that can help you.

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