There are a lot of changes you can make to your computer and/or browser to make browsing the internet a better experience. The BBC and AbilityNet have developed a website called My Web My Way. It has comprehensive and up-to-date information on changing your browser settings for Windows, Mac and Linux users. This includes information for users with limited vision.
Visit My Web My Way now
Other useful links for browser specific accessibility settings:
This website is enabled for speech with Browsealoud.
You can download the browsealoud software here.
PDF (Portable Document Format)
Some pages on this website are in PDF format, these are usually leaflets or forms for you to download/print and view later offline. The PDF files are compatible with Adobe Reader 5 and above and are made as accessible as possible. PDF's are like other links on the website except that they also include the following at the end of the link: [PDF]. The speed of download depends on your internet connection speed, but should be no longer than 5 minutes for the biggest file sizes.
If you do not already have the software to view these files please download the adobe reader software here.
On some versions of adobe reader you can have the PDF document read out to you by doing the following in sequence:
The breadcrumb feature
Located under the menu at the top of the webpage. It acts as a trail of where you have been in the website structure.
Breadcrumbs are a very useful way of quickly navigating to sections of the site that you have just been to. As you use the web site you will see that this will change as you explore the different sections.
The search facility
Located at the top of every page. Enter the phrase that you would like to search for into the search box, then click 'Search' or press <Enter>. After a short while you will be presented with your search results.
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