If you are someone who has difficulty browsing the Internet you may find the links on this page are useful resources for learning more about how you can best make use of the technologies available to you.
The BBC’s My Web My Way website
If you are someone who has difficulty browsing the Internet, you may be interested in the BBC’s My Web My Way website. It is a comprehensive resource for accessibility on the Internet and covers many topics from how to make the best use of your computer for accessibility e.g. whether you use a PC or Mac and the operating system you use, to case studies of disabled users who use the BBC site and to how you can see, hear or navigate the Internet better. You will find the BBC’s My Web My Way at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility (new window).
Adobe provide various tools that may help you to access information on websites. Adobe Reader is a software program that allows you to read and print Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
Adobe also provide a PDF conversion tool that converts PDF files either to HTML 3.2 or text format. You can then use either a browser, a word processing software program such as Microsoft Word, or a screen reader to access the file's content. The PDF conversion tool can be found at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html (new window).
These tools are part of Adobe's website accessibility section which can be found at: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html (new window).
Should you have any further queries about accessibility for Microsoft products such as the Windows operating system or the Internet Explorer web browser, go to Microsoft’s accessibility site: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/ (new window).
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