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Accessibility - Do you need help to use our website

We aim to make the site as accessible as possible and have provided features that assist users to read pages, however some sections, for example mapping, might not be fully accessible.

This section gives you details of how you can change the settings on the website to make it easier for you to use.

Text and Background:

The AAA logo at the top on the home page enables you to change the colour of the background of the website and make text larger.

How does Browsealoud help?

Browsealoud offers a host of reading and translation support - helping you to access and understand our website better.

  • text-to-speech: click on or select any text to hear it read aloud
  • translation: written and spoken translations in multiple languages
  • text magnification: enlarges text and reads it out loud
  • mp3 generation: converts selected text into an MP3 audio file
  • screen mask: blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask
  • web page simplifer: removes clutter from the screen - great for printing pages
  • settings: customise options to suit individual needs or preferences

 You Tube Browsealoud Guide

Check the accessibility features in your computer, laptop or smartphone?

Making some changes to your computer or web browser can make them easier to use.

  • I can't see very well explains how to change the way your computer or web browser works to make it easier to use. It tells you how to change text size, background colours, or make your computer speak to you.
  • AbilityNet is a website that has free factsheets that you can download, such as step-by-step guides to setting up your computer and software.
  • My Web My Way is a BBC website that helppeople make the most of the internet.  BBC no longer updates it, but it still contains some useful guides about computers and web browsers.
  • I can't hear very well tells you how to access signed content on BBCiPlayer or find it elsewhere on the internet.  It also shows you how to turn on subtitles if you're watching videos online.
  • I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use gives tips on changing your keyboard settings. This can make your mouse easier to use or allow you to use your computer through touch screen devices.
  • I find words difficult tells you how to change font settings to make text easier to read. You can also find out about spell-checking software and how to make your computer speak aloud.

Your device settings:

Depending on the device that you may use to look at the website, you can also use the in-built tools they have to improve and personalise your access to the website

Windows

Windows has an accessibility tool set. It's in the start menu under All programs / Accessories / Ease of Access.

Mac

The Mac's toolset is called Accessibility and it's in System Preferences.

iPhone and iPad

Go to Settings / General / Accessibility

Android

Go to Settings / System / Accessibility

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