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Upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 - Internet Explorer 8 makes your web experience even more accessible - improved zoom, compatibility view, color select!
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We recommend three different ways to change text size and make your browser more accessible.

1. uses a simple button that allows our website users to change text size on screen. These zoom controls are displayed on all applicable web pages. Click over the Zoom In Button and Zoom Out Button at the top of this page to sample.

2. In Windows, using Internet Explorer, Firefox and most other browsers, you can choose the VIEW menu, Text Size option to change text size. To zoom in and out on the entire page, hold down the Ctrl key and use the plus (+) and minus (-) keys. For Apple, use the Cmd key and + or - to change the text size.

3. With a wide variety of Internet Browsers in today's marketplace, we explain the different methods they take to make your web experience more accessible. To begin, please select your internet browser.

Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
The Internet is easier to see and explore with accessibility settings and features in Internet Explorer.
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Experience the web, Apple style, with Safari: the fastest, easiest-to-use web browser in the world.
Fire fox
Firefox has security, speed and new features that will change the way you use the Web. Don’t settle for anything less.

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Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer

Zoom in on a Web Page Use the Zoom feature to magnify text, images, and controls on the page. Change the zoom level with the magnifying glass icon on the bottom right corner of each Internet Explorer window, or, from the Page menu. Choose 100%, 125%, or 150%, or specify magnification up to 1,000%.

Choose color used on Web pages
Make web pages easier to see by changing the text, background, link and hover colors. Internet explorer supports the system link color, so high contrast mode and color preferences you have chosen in your Windows operating system will work in Internet Explorer.

Change text size on Web pages Choose from smaller, smallest, meduim, larger, or largest.

Choose the font style and size used on Web pages and documents Adjust to make them more legible.

Choose accessibility settings for Web pages Choose to ignore colors, font styles, and font sizes specified on Web pages to make the pages easier to see. You can also choose to format documents using your own style sheet.

Format Web pages using a custom style sheet Make Web pages easier to see and work with by adjusting several accessibility settings, browsing, multimedia, and printing settings in Internet Options.

Choose advanced settings Improve accessibility by expanding alternative text, resetting text size and zoom levels, using smooth scrolling, showing pictures, playing animations, videos, and sounds, and print options for Web pages.
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Voice Over A full-featured reading technology for the visually impaired, VoiceOver provides full keyboard control of the computer along with spoken audio descriptions.

Application and Device Support - Built into Mac OS X, VoiceOver features compatibility with a wide range of applications and works so seamlessly with refreshable braille displays that you can start using them the moment you plug them in.

VoiceOver Downloads - You'll find a variety of learning materials - including a "VoiceOver Getting Started" manual, podcasts, and more - on the VoiceOver downloads page.

Talking Alerts - When an application needs your attention, Talking Alerts automatically speak the contents of dialogs and alerts you.

Text to Speech - If you don't use a screen reader but have trouble reading text on your computer screen, you can have your Mac "speak" the text you select. To turn Text to Speech on, open System Preferences, click Speech, then open the Test to Speech pane. You can even set up a keyboard shortcut to initiate Speech.

Talking Clock - Another system preference lets you instruct your Mac to automatically announce the time of day — on the hour, half hour, or quarter hour. Or you can use a voice command to have your Mac speak the time of day whenever you like.

Screen Magnification - Enlarge the contents of your display at any time using Zoom, located in the Universal Access pane in System Preferences. Zoom lets you use the scroll wheel on a mouse, a trackpad gesture, or key commands to magnify the entire contents of your screen by up to 40x. Thanks to powerful Quartz rendering, text, graphics, and even video magnify perfectly without affecting system performance.

Use the Zoom dialog to set maximum and minimum values for instant zooming to a particular magnification. A preview rectangle outlines the portion of the screen that will be magnified when not zoomed in. The dialog lets you create custom key commands, and it offers three options for cursor tracking when magnified: keeping the cursor in the middle of the screen, automatically moving with the cursor, or moving only when it reaches the edge of the screen.

Cursor Magnification - In Mac OS X, you can scale the cursor so it's easier to see and follow when you move the mouse. The cursor remains scaled to the preferred size even when the cursor shape changes. The scaling remains in effect until you change it, even when you log out, shut down, or restart your Mac. And cursor scaling works in concert with other Mac OS X screen magnification technologies, allowing you to combine them in unique ways.

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