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Low Vision Tips
To increase your font size, follow the steps below:
- If you have a scroll-wheel mouse, holding the "Ctrl" key while scrolling up will increase the text size in most browsers.
- In Internet Explorer, in the menu bar, select View, then select Text Size.
- In Mozilla Firefox, click on the three horizontal bars icon in the upper right of your browser window. Next to the word "Zoom" click on the plus (+) or minus (-) keys on your keyboard to increase or decrease the page text size.
- In Google Chrome, click on the three vertical dots in the upper right of your browser window. Next to the word "Zoom" click on the plus (+) or minus (-) keys on the keyboard to increase or decrease the page text size.
- In Opera, press the Command key (for a Macintosh computer) or "Ctrl" key (for a PC) and the plus (+) key on the keyboard to increase the text size. Press the Command (Macintosh) or "Ctrl" (PC) key and the minus key (-) to decrease the text size.
- In Safari on a Macintosh computer, to increase the text size, press the Option, Command, and Plus (+) keys on the keyboard. To decrease the text size, press the Option, Command, and Minus (-) keys.
PC - Windows 10
You can quickly open the Magnifier by using the keyboard shortcut Windows logo key with the plus sign (+) on your keyboard. A small dialog box will appear. Click on the plus (+) or minus (-) symbol to increase or decrease the elements in your screen. Click on the X in the top right of the dialog box to close it.
To change zoom preferences, click the Apple menu, select System Preferences, click Accessibility, then click Zoom.
PC - Windows 10
Narrator is the built-in screen reader in Windows that reads aloud what's on your screen so you can use that information to navigate your PC. To start or stop Narrator, press the Windows logo key + "Ctrl" + Enter. For more info on how to use Narrator, check out the Complete guide to Narrator.
To hear descriptions of everything on the screen and control your keyboard and mouse using the keyboard, turn on the VoiceOver feature on your computer. Click on the Apple menu at the top left of your screen. Click on System Preferences, then click on the Accessibility button. In the left navigation in the dialog that appears, click on the VoiceOver option. Check the Enable VoiceOver box to activate.
- Keyboard response time
- FilterKeys is an accessibility feature of Microsoft Windows. It tells the keyboard to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes. This makes typing easier for users with hand tremors. To enable FilterKeys, Hold the right ⇧Shift key for 10 seconds. A dialog box will appear asking you if you want to turn on this feature. FilterKeys can also be turned on and off via the Settings panel. Click the Windows logo icon in the lower left of the screen. Click the Settings icon (two icons above the Windows logo icon). On the left side of the dialog box that appears, click on Keyboard option. On the right side of the dialog box, scroll down until you see FilterKeys. Click the toggle to turn it on.
- Macintosh computer – to speed up or slow down the response time of the keyboard or mouse, set preferences in Keyboard & Mouse preferences.
- Using a keyboard instead of the mouse
- In Windows, MouseKeys is designed for people who have difficulty using a mouse. MouseKeys allows you to use the numeric keypad to control the mouse pointer. If you want to use the numeric keypad for data entry as well as for navigation, you can set the MouseKeys to be activated by pressing NUM LOCK. You can also turn on MouseKeys by clicking the Settings icon (two icons above the Windows logo icon in the lower left of your screen), then click on Ease of Access. A dialog box will appear. Scroll down the left navigation towared the bottom of the list of options. Click on Mouse. Under the Control your mouse with a keypad heading, click the toggle to turn on MouseKeys.
- Using a Macintosh, click on the Apple menu. Select System Preferences, and then click on Accessibility. In the Accessibility pane, click in the left navigation, click on Mouse & Trackpad, then click on the Enable Mouse Keys checkbox on the right.
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If you are using a screen reader, you may find it will not read some documents in PDF format. If you come across a document that is not accessible, please contact the State Treasurer's Office and we will assist you in obtaining a file that is accesible.