Where can I find the tools?
At the top right-hand corner of our home page there is a tab called 'Accessibility tools'.
Open the tab to find the toolbar with 12 tools and a link to this guidance page.
What does each tool do?
The tools have a range of functions. You can use them to:
- read website text aloud — including PDFs
- download the text as an MP3 file to play it where and when it suits you
- change font sizes and colours
- customise background colours
- translate text into different languages
- access a dictionary and thesaurus
How can the tools help me access this website?
Back: rewinds to the previous paragraph of text
Play: click the play button to read the text aloud
Forward: skip forward to the next paragraph of text
Make text bigger and smaller
Minus: this will make the text size smaller
Font: you can change how the font looks on the page
Plus: this will make the text size bigger
Colour, Ruler and Mask
Colour: change the background and text colours
Ruler: click to enable the reading ruler
Screen Mask: create a letterbox to focus on a section of a page
Dictionary, Translation and Magnifier
Dictionary: highlight a word and click on this icon to find out its meaning
Translation: translate text into a different language
Magnifier: click and drag the magnifying glass to make text bigger
Margins, Plain Text Mode and Download Audio
Margins: change the text size by narrowing the width of the text column
Text Mode: remove images to view content in plain text mode
Download Audio: highlight the text, then click the button to download the text as an audio file
Settings: adjust your toolbar settings
Reset: this will restore the default settings
User Guide: this will link to the guidance page