PC/ other browsers
Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press -
To magnify the text (and images) simply hold down the “Ctrl” key and roll the mouse scroll wheel back and forth – this changes the magnification on a near infinite scale.
Mac / all browsers
Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press -
These can be accessed in the following way:
PC: hold down Alt
Mac: hold down Ctrl
Firefox 2, PC: hold down Alt and Shift
Then press one of the keys listed below:
's' to jump to the content
'0' to jump to the site navigation
'4' to jump to the site search
'8' to see our terms and conditions
'c' to jump to the comments (where comments are available)
Keytools sell a range of software and devices for users with low or no vision. Choose from the following:
Dolphin Supernova Reader Magnifier - view online
This enables all text in Windows applications to be read back to the user, making it particularly suited to users with severe visual impairments or blind users.
Software Pens - view online
Portable software devices enabling vision impaired computer users to carry with them the software they need to work with any computer they have access to. Their screen reader and/or magnifier software is permanently set up with their personal settings, just by plugging the pen into the USB socket of a PC. This format is a good choice for students needing to work in different computer suites across the campus, or workers who may hot-desk (eg in call centres).
Video Magnifiers - view online
Essential for people with low vision, video magnifiers enable them to effectively read books, bills, shopping lists, products, menus, etc. either at home, in the office, or on the move. Simple to use, items to be magnified are simply placed into the camera’s viewing area and then the magnified image is then displayed on the screen. Depending on individual needs objects can then be viewed in full colour, positive text (black on white), negative text (white-on-black) or yellow on blue modes. Keytools supply the complete range of Telesensory Video magnifiers – as the leading provider of video magnifiers their comprehensive range includes desktop, portable, and handheld magnifiers.
Document Magnifier - view online
A particular useful tool for vision impaired users to read printed material either from books, reports, or newspapers. The document magnifier enlarges text and images by up to ten times and is displayed on a PC monitor or projector. The unit uses a video camera to capture images and is also good for viewing 3 dimensional objects such as food packages and drug cartons. The Magnifier is ideal both for individual users as well as a resource for group use in classrooms and laboratories.