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Change text and background colours

How to change the settings in your operating system or web browser to make things easier to see.

Change your fonts

How to change the font settings in your operating system or web browser to make text easier to read.

Check your spelling and grammar

How to operate spell-checking software in commonly used programmes.

Content available in British Sign Language (BSL)

How to access signed content on BBC iPlayer and find it elsewhere on the web.

Content available with subtitles

Information about subtitles for online video, and how to turn on subtitles when viewing programmes on BBC iPlayer.

Magnify your screen

How to turn on your computer's magnification features.

Make the mouse pointer easier to see

How to change the colour and size of the mouse pointer, or add trails to make it more visible.

Make your computer speak text aloud

How to turn on and customise your computer's text-to-speech features.

Make your keyboard easier to use

How to change the settings so that the keyboard is more accessible or can be used on-screen.

Make your mouse easier to use

How to change the settings to slow your mouse down, make the mouse left-handed and enlarge the mouse pointer.

Make your text larger

How to change the settings in your operating system or web browser to increase the text size, making it easier to see.

Overview: Alternatives to keyboard and mouse

An overview of ways to interact with your computer using different input devices such as switches and joysticks.

Overview: Dictionary and thesaurus software

How you can use dictionary and thesaurus software to help you spell better.

Overview: Screenreaders and talking browsers

An overview of third-party screenreaders and talking browsers.

Overview: See the letters on your keyboard better

Products that make the letters on your keyboard more visible.

Overview: Smart word prediction

An overview of software that helps you type less.

Overview: Symbol browsers

An overview of software that helps people with learning disabilities use the web.

Use voice recognition

How to set up and customise the speech-recognition feature on your operating system.

Use your keyboard to control the mouse

How to set up your computer so that you can use the numeric keypad in place of a mouse.

Factsheets and useful links

Factsheets - I can't hear very well

Further information on hearing impairment and computing.

Factsheets - I am blind

Further information on vision impairment and computing.

Factsheets - I find words difficult

Further information on dyslexia and computing, learning difficulties and computing, and voice recognition software.

Factsheets - I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use

Further information on keyboard and mouse alternatives, repetitive strain injury, communication aids and voice recognition software.

Factsheets - I can't see very well

Further information on vision impairment and computing.

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