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Having other special needs or being elderly may lead to problems accessing web content and barriers that extend to a range of users with disabilities.
This section contains information on some of the solutions available for people with the most common kinds of disability.
If your visual impairment prevents you from reading content and interacting with web pages, you can get a larger screen monitor or use a screen magnifier.
The following table shows you how to change the size of the web page’s content in the most regularly used browsers:
Mozilla Firefox: Display > Size > Increase (Combining the Control and + keys)
Internet Explorer: View > Zoom > Increase
Google Chrome: Display > Zoom (Combining the Control and + keys)
Opera: Page > Scale > %
Safari: View > Increase
Below we show you how to change colours, styles and fonts of pages in your browser depending on your needs or preferences:
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Options > Content
Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet options > Button “Accessibility” in the “General” tab > Activate one of the “Omit… ” boxes and then go to the “General” tab to customise
Google Chrome: Settings > Link to “Show advanced options” > Section “Web content” > Button “Customise fonts…”
Opera: Settings > Options > Tab “Web pages”
Safari: Preferences > tab “Advanced”
You can set your computer to high contrast:
- In Windows, by combining the Shift or Caps + Alt + print screen keys or going to Control Panel and then Activity Centre where you can activate the high-contrast settings.
- In Mac OS, go to Accessibility and the “Screen” section, then activate the “Invert colours” box.
- In Linux Gnome, go to Systems, then to Preferences and then to Appearance, and select one of the high contrast areas.
If you need alternatives for interacting with web pages because you have difficulty moving your upper limbs (hands or arms):
- You can use a special keyboard or mouse (keyboards with large keys, conventional keyboard with an overlay, a large trackball mouse, button mouse, etc.)
- If you need to press various keys at the same time but are unable to use both hands to do that, you can use the “StickyKeys” function to simulate this key combination by pressing a single key a certain number of times.
- For example, these keys can be set to carry out particular functions ([CTRL + ALT + SUPR], [ALT + F4], etc.,) in Windows by using the StickyKeys or “special keys” function. The Control + Alt + Supr key combination can be achieved by pressing the Shift key five times.
- You can set it in the GNOME environment for GNU/Linux by activating StickyKeys in the keyboard accessibility preferences window.
- The OS for Mac operating system lets you activate the options for slow keys or easy press keys in the “Accessibility” window in the “Keyboard” section.
- You can change the functions of all the buttons on your pointer device, enabling you to assign the most important functions to the buttons that are most useful to you, as well as set the movement speed of the pointer device and adapt it to your handling capabilities.
- Windows lets you do this through the Control Panel > Accessibility Centre and select the options that best suit your needs in “Easier mouse use”.
- OS for Mac lets you do this using the various options in the “Mouse and Trackpad” section in the Accessibility window.
- You can set the keyboard to emulate some of the mouse actions:
- Windows lets you do this from the Control Panel > Accessibility Centre and select the options that best suit your needs in “Easier keyboard use”.
- OS for Mac lets you do this using the various options in the “Keyboard” section in the Accessibility window.