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Accessibility

In person

If you'd like accessibility information for our HUBS building, view our online access guides.

Online

We want to make sure that everybody can use our website, so we've pulled together some hints and tips which show how simple changes to your device or browser can help you to access information more easily.

There are lots of ways that you can change your screen, keyboard and mouse settings to make our site easier for you to use. AbilityNet have created My Computer My Way, a step-by-step guide for adjusting your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone to suit your needs.


Keyboard

There are a number of ways you can adapt your computer to make it easier to use the keyboard. These guides explain how to customise your operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux), so that you can use the keyboard with one hand, for instance, or minimise accidental keystrokes. You can also set up the on-screen keyboard and learn shortcuts and other tricks to reduce the amount of typing you need to do.

Make keyboard easier to use


Screen

If increasing the text size on your operating system or web browser does not make text easy to read, then the next step is to magnify the screen. These guides explain how to use the magnification software that is built into your operating system. There are also third-party software applications available.

Magnify your screen


Fonts

Some people find certain text styles or fonts difficult to read on their computer and on websites. Most people find a sans-serif style such as Arial or Verdana more comfortable. Others find a monospaced font such as Courier easier to read - these may include people with dyslexia.

These guides explain how to change the font in your operating system. You can also change the default font in specific programmes such as web browsers, which will make it easier to use this website and the websites we may link to.

Change fonts


Text and background colours

Some people find certain text and background colour combinations difficult to read, while others prefer to always have a specific colour, such as white text on a black background. These guides explain how you can change the text and background colours in your operating system and browser to better suit your needs.

Change colours


Make your device talk

You can make your device talk in a number of ways, which can be a valuable facility for people who have difficulties with reading, for someone who can't see very well or at all, and for those who need to give their eyes a rest. These guides explain how to use the built-in speech function in your operating system. There are also third-party screen-readers and text-to-speech software applications available.

Make your device talk


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