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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.
How to change the settings in your operating system or web browser to make things easier to see.
How to change the font settings in your operating system or web browser to make text easier to read.
How to operate spell-checking software in commonly used programmes.
How to access signed content on BBC iPlayer and find it elsewhere on the web.
Information about subtitles for online video, and how to turn on subtitles when viewing programmes on BBC iPlayer.
How to turn on your computer's magnification features.
How to change the colour and size of the mouse pointer, or add trails to make it more visible.
How to turn on and customise your computer's text-to-speech features.
How to change the settings so that the keyboard is more accessible or can be used on-screen.
How to change the settings to slow your mouse down, make the mouse left-handed and enlarge the mouse pointer.
How to change the settings in your operating system or web browser to increase the text size, making it easier to see.
An overview of ways to interact with your computer using different input devices such as switches and joysticks.
How you can use dictionary and thesaurus software to help you spell better.
An overview of third-party screenreaders and talking browsers.
Products that make the letters on your keyboard more visible.
An overview of software that helps you type less.
An overview of software that helps people with learning disabilities use the web.
How to set up and customise the speech-recognition feature on your operating system.
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:
A wide range of solutions to help you see websites, your computer system and common applications more clearly.
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.
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.