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(1)  How to change the webpage text size?
(2)  How to change the webpage colors?
(3)  How to make webpages easier to see?
(4)  How to use keyboard access?

 

   How to change the webpage text size?

There are two ways to make webpages easier to see, you can either zoom webpages or change the text  size.

 

Internet Explorer

 

You can make webpages easier to read by changing the text size. If you change the text size, graphics and controls will remain in their original size but the text size will change.

To change webpage text size

1. Open Internet Explorer. 

2. Click the Page button, click Text Size, and then click the size you want. 

 

Internet Explorer Zoom lets you enlarge or reduce the view of a webpage. Unlike changing font size, zoom enlarges or reduces everything on the page, including text and images. You can zoom from 10% to 1000%.

 

To zoom a webpage, on the bottom right of the Internet Explorer screen, click the arrow to the right of the Change Zoom Level button. 

Do one of the following: 

To go to a predefined zoom level, click the percentage of enlargement or reduction you want. 

To specify a custom level, click Custom. In the Percentage zoom box, type a zoom value, and then click OK. 

 

Tips: 

  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold down the CTRL key, and then scroll the wheel to zoom in or out. 
  • If you click the Change Zoom Level button , it will cycle through 100%, 125%, and 150%, giving you a quick enlargement of the webpage. 
  • From the keyboard you can increase or decrease the zoom value in 10% increments. To zoom in, press CTRL+PLUS SIGN. To zoom out, press CTRL+MINUS SIGN. To restore the zoom to 100%, press CTRL+0. 

 

Safari

 

To change the text size in Safari, choose Safari > Preferences, click Appearance, and then click Select, then choose the size you want. 

 

You can make the text and images on webpages larger so they’re easier to read. When you enlarge images and graphics, Safari keeps the text sharp and maintains the webpage’s layout.


To enlarge the entire webpage, including images:
Choose View > Zoom In, or press Command (⌘)-Plus (+).


To enlarge the text only:
Choose View > Zoom Text Only.

To enlarge small fonts on webpages:
Choose Safari > Preferences and click Advanced.
Select “Never use font sizes smaller than,” and choose a font size from the pop-up menu.
Not all small fonts used on webpages can be enlarged. Small fonts in images, for example, are not affected by this setting.


Note: some webpages may not look correct if you select this option.

 

 

 

 

   How to change the webpage colors?

Internet Explorer

 

You can chose the colors that Internet Explorer uses for webpage text, backgrounds, and links.

 

In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. 

Click the General tab, and then click Colors. 

Clear the Use Windows colors check box. 

Do any of the following: 

 

To change the color that is used for text, click the box to the right of Text, click the color you would like to use for text, and then click OK. 

 

To change the color that is displayed in the background, click the box to the right of Background, click the color you would like to use, and then click OK. 

 

To change the color used for links you have already visited, click the box to the right of Visited, click the color you want to be used for visited links, and then click OK. 

 

To change the color used for links you have not visited, click the box to the right of Unvisited, click the color you want to be used for unvisited links, and then click OK. 

 

To change the color that a link will become when you point at it, select the Use hover color check box, click the box to the right of Hover, click the color you would like links to change to when the mouse pointer hovers over them, and then click OK. 

Click OK to close the dialog box. 

 

Note: these color preferences will only be used if the website you are visiting does not already specify the colors that should be used.

 

Safari

 

With Safari, you can change the color that is used for text, to do so, click Safari button, and then click Preferences..., click the Appearance tab. You can do one of the followings:

 

To change the standard font color, click the Select... button next to the Standard font. In the Fonts window, click the button with "T" and a color block beside, choose either color, and then close the window.

 

To change the Fixed-width fonts, click the Select... button next to the Fixed-width font and then do the same as above. 

   How to make webpages easier to see?

To make the webpages easier to see, you can specify the font type and size as well as the foreground and background colors. You can also specify the color used for links in webpages. These customizations are useful if you have low vision, need larger fonts or need high-contrast colors. For more information, follow the links below:

How to change the webpage colors?

How to change the webpage text size?

How to display webpages in a different font?

 

 

 

 

   How to use keyboard access?

Keyboard access is useful for people who have difficulty using a mouse. Most browsers support standard keyboard access shortcuts for buttons andm enus. You can use the keyboard to highlight links in webpages.

 

Internet Explorer (IE 8 for instance)

 

All features in Internet Explorer are accessible through the use of either the keyboard or the mouse. 

With Internet Explorer, you can use the keyboard to explore the web. Press TAB to move forward between screen elements and SHIFT+TAB to move backward. By pressing TAB or SHIFT+TAB, you can navigate through the following parts of the screen:

  • Links that are text or images
  • Hot spots on image maps
  • The Address bar
  • The tab row
  • Frames

You can also press F7 to use Caret Browsing. Caret Browsing allows you to select text and move around within a webpage using the standard navigation keys on your keyboard—HOME, END, PAGE UP, PAGE DOWN, and the arrow keys. 

 

Safari (Safari 4 for instance)

 

afari uses the standard shortcut keys to access menus and windows, plus the additional shortcuts shown in the table below.

 

 

KEY
ACTION
Tab
Highlights buttons and text boxes in the address bar, bookmarks and bookmark collections in the bookmarks bar and bookmarks list, and tabs in the tab bar.
You can also highlight links and buttons in webpages. To turn this feature on, choose Safari > Preferences, click Advanced, and then select “Press Tab to highlight each item on a webpage.”
Up Arrow and Down Arrow
Opens menus for bookmark collections in the bookmarks bar and for the Back and Forward buttons in the address bar. You can also use the arrow keys to select items in these menus.
Option-Tab
If you’ve chosen to highlight links using the Tab key, you can press Option-Tab to select items that are not links. This can be useful if a page has a large number of links.
Space bar
Selects a highlighted button.
Return
Opens a highlighted link.

 

 



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