Accessibility Information

Mac OS and Microsoft Windows contain many accessibility features that can assist computer users that are vision and or hearing impaired.

All platforms:
“Webanywhere” is a web page that can read aloud web pages. More information is available on the Webanywhere website.

We are continuously aiming to find new applications, accessibility features and ways to deliver our services at Hearing Collective. Your feedback and advice on any application and how it works is warmly received. Please contact us if you have any difficulties using this site or you would like to provide us with feedback.

Text to Speech Access

NVDA
NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader that can read aloud web pages. More information is available on the NVDA websites.

 

Narrator (Windows 8 and 10)
“Narrator” is a basic built in screen reader available for windows 8 and 10. To start or stop Narrator, press the Windows logo key + Enter or access Narrator through “Ease of Access Center” (Windows logo key + U). To see all Narrator commands, press Caps Lock + F1.  Further information about Narrator can be found on the Microsoft accessibility website

Mac OS:
Mac OS 10.4 Tiger and higher have a built-in program called VoiceOver which can read aloud text on your computer screen, including web pages. To turn on VoiceOver, hold down the ‘Apple’ key and press the ‘F5? key. Further information about VoiceOver is available on the Apple website.

Adjusting the Text Size

You can use the following options within your browser to adjust text size:

Safari – Mac OS

  • Hold down the ‘Apple’ key and press the ‘+’ key.

  • Repeat until the text is at a suitable large.

Internet Explorer – Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP

  • Go to the ‘View’ pull-down menu.

  • Go to ‘Text Size’.

  • A pop-up menu should appear showing you five different text sizes. Select ‘Larger’ or ‘Largest’ to make the text larger. This will also increase the size on many other Internet sites.

Internet Explorer – Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10

  • Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard.

  • Press the ‘+’ key to make the text bigger or the ‘-‘ key to make the text smaller.

  • Keep repeating step 2 until the text is at a suitable size.

FireFox – all platforms

  • Hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard.

  • Press the ‘+’ key to make the text bigger or the ‘-‘ key to make the text smaller.

  • Keep repeating step 2 until the text is at a suitable size.

Speech to text Access

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