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Built-in Accessibility Options

 Built-in Access Options

Operating systems and software packages contain a range of access options that can be adjusted according to individual needs.

For example:

  • You may wish to use the zoom function or see text presented as white on black due to visual impairment.
  • You may wish to adjust the speed of double click or the sensitivity of the keyboard.
  • If you have a hearing impairment, you might find it useful to set visual alternatives to sound notifications


Both AbilityNet and JISC provide comprehensive and helpful guides for adjusting your computer to meet your needs

JISC is the UK higher education, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. They provide some very helpful support and guidance - if you are interested in the use of technology to enhance your learning or teaching, then you may find helpful case studies and advice on their website.

AbilityNet is a charitable organisation that helps people of any age and with any disability to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. They do this by providing specialist advice services, free information resources and by helping to build a more accessible digital world.

Major operating system and software providers also produce their own guides
Microsoft product accessibility
Apple product accessibility
Adobe product accessibility
Google product accessibility