Accessibility options

The various ways that you can access this website are explained below

Hearing websites

Windows

Microsoft Windows now comes with a basic screen reader called Narrator, which reads the text on your screen aloud.  It will also describe events that happen while you’re using the computer, for example an error message. You can find more information on how to use Narrator on the Microsoft website.

Mac

Apple/Mac devices offer the VoiceOver function. Much like Microsoft’s Narrator, VoiceOver reads text aloud, gives you descriptions of each onscreen element and provides helpful hints along the way. You can find more information on how to use VoiceOver on the Apple website.

Other Screen Reader programmes are available, some with more advanced features.  Here are some of the most popular options:

The Outside In website has been designed to change according to the device you are viewing it on. We hope that this means you find the text easy to read and the layout easy to follow.

Changing the text size and font

You can control the size and the font appearing on screen in order to make them easier for you to read.

Windows

On a Windows PC, to change the text size in Internet Explorer:

  • Select View in the menu bar
  • Select Text Size
  • You’ll get a list of different text size options –choose the size that suits you.
  • Go to the Tools menu and click on Internet Options
  • On the General tab, click Fonts
  • In the Web Page Font and Plain Text Font lists, click on the fonts that you want to use.

Mac

On an Apple/Mac device, to change the text size and font in Safari:

  • Select the View menu from the Finder bar
  • Select Make Text Bigger and choose the size that suits you.
  • Select Font Type to choose a font that suits you
     

Magnifying the screen

You could try magnifying the screen if increasing the text size does not make the website easier to read.

All recent versions of Windows include magnification software.  This allows you to greatly increase text size, but is restricted to a small portion of the screen.

Windows

To use Windows magnifier click on the Start menu, then select ProgramsAccessoriesMagnifier.  The settings dialog box will appear; from here you can adjust the magnification as desired.

Mac

If you are using an Apple/Mac user, go to System Preferences and click on Universal User. Here you can magnify the screen and have the option to turn on the Text to Speech function.

General Accessibility on your device

The way you experience this website can be adjusted through your browser or phone settings. These websites provide further advice for your browser or device.

Windows

For information about accessibility options using a Windows PC see Windows Accessibility features

Mac

For information about accessibility options using an Apple PC see Apple accessibility for OSX

iPhone or iPad

For information about accessibility options using an iPhone see  Apple accessibility for ios

Android device

For information about accessibility options using an Android device see the Android accessibility help centre