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Better web browsing: tips for customising your computer

 

Do you have issues with online accessibility? This could mean that reading or understanding online content is more difficult because of a number of reasons.

This may be because:

  • you have a long term illness, impairment or disability (this can be auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech or visual)
  • you're using a mobile device
  • you're an older person with changing abilities due to ageing
  • you have a temporary disability such as a broken arm or lost glasses

Whatever the reason, if you experience any issues when reading or understanding online content, this page provides references to resources, documentation and step by step guides to help you customise your web browser and computer setup.

Browsing tips

All links below will take you to the Web Accessibility Initiative website.

Introduction

Optimize your computer setup

Difficulty seeing and reading websites?

Difficulty hearing audio on websites?

Difficulty typing and using your keyboard?
Difficulty using the mouse?
Difficulty understanding and navigating websites?

Browser extensions

In addition to the links above, you may find that using an extension in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge can be useful. These include:

  • screen shaders including dark mode
  • readers
  • subtitles
  • image converters
  • resizers
  • colour enhancers

 Search for Chrome accessibility extensions here.

Search for Edge accessibility extensions here.

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