Preliminary Website Accessibility Help
There are steps you can take to adjust your web browser that may make your web experience more accessible:
I Am Blind or Can’t See Very Well
If you have trouble seeing webpages, the US Social Security Administration offers these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to improve your online experience:
- Use your computer to read webpages verbally.
- Use the keyboard to navigate screens.
- Increase the text size.
- Magnify your screen.
- Change background and text colors.
- Make your mouse pointer more visible.
I Find a Keyboard or Mouse Hard to Use
If you find a keyboard or mouse difficult to use, speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking may help you navigate webpages and online services.
I Am Deaf or Hard of Hearing
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.
- Transcripts. Some content may have transcripts available, which are text equivalents of audio information that includes spoken words and non-spoken sounds such as sound effects
- Captioning. Some content may have a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. NAI Puget Sound Properties will endeavor to include available captions with any video posts.
- Volume Controls. Computers, tablets and mobile devices commonly have volume controls. Each video and audio service also typically have volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media player’s volume controls to optimize your listening experience.