You can adjust the accessibility settings for your webtext by using tools built into your browser. Here are the common settings and how to adjust them in various browsers.

How can I change the text size?

On most computers, you can hit the Ctrl and “+” keys at the same time to zoom in, and the Ctrl and “-” keys to zoom out. You can also adjust your settings by following the steps below.

Chrome:

  1. At the top right, click More (the three vertical dots).
  2. Next to Zoom, choose the zoom options you want:
    To make everything larger, click the plus sign (+) or “Zoom in.”
    To make everything smaller, click the minus sign (-) or “Zoom out.”

Firefox:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Options (called Preferences in some versions).
  2. In the General panel, go down to Language and Appearance.
  3. Under Fonts and Colors, use the drop-down menu to select a font size.
  4. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you’ve made will automatically be saved.

Edge:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Settings.
  2. Select Appearance.
  3. Next to “Font size,” use the drop-down menu to select a size.

How can I adjust the colors?

Chrome: Google recommends adding the Color Enhancer extension for manual color modifications.


Firefox:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Options (called Preferences in some versions).
  2. In the General panel, go down to Language and Appearance.
  3. Under Fonts and Colors, click the Colors button.
  4. Clicking any of the colored rectangles will show you the colors you can choose from. Select the color you want for the text, background, or links by clicking the corresponding colored rectangle.
  5. Click OK to close the Colors window.
  6. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you’ve made will automatically be saved.

Edge: Edge doesn’t have an option to change the font color. However, it is possible to change the theme to “dark” to have a white font.

  1. From the Tools menu, select Settings.
  2. Select Appearance.
  3. Next to Theme, use the drop-down menu to select Dark.

How can I change the contrast, also known as dark mode?

Chrome: Google recommends the High Contrast extension to make reading text and seeing image details easier.  


Firefox: Firefox automatically detects if you are using a high-contrast theme and displays everything in your high-contrast color scheme. This overrides all other browser or webpage settings, and it affects the Firefox interface itself (all menus, windows, and dialog boxes) and the content of any webpage you visit.

To activate a theme:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Options (called Preferences in some versions).
  2. From the options on the left, choose Extensions & Themes.
  3. Choose Themes.
  4. Click Enable on the dark theme.
  5. Close the about:addons page. Any changes you’ve made will automatically be saved.

Edge: Edge recommends using an extension to make it easier to read text and see image details. Browse the extensions store by choosing Extensions from the Tools menu.

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