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Accessibility

World Education Foundation is committed to making this website accessible to all users, regardless of physical or other challenges. We endeavour to increase the accessibility and usability of the site on a constant basis. However, do feel free to contact us if you have any difficulty whatsoever.

Increasing Text-Size

Some users might find screen text easier to read by increasing the size at which text is displayed. To do this you should simply adjust your browser’s settings. If you are using:

  • Internet Explorer, go to View > Text size > and select the size you want.
  • Firefox, go to the View menu, select Zoom and then either Increase Ctrl + +, Decrease Ctrl + – or Normal Ctrl + 0.
  • Chrome, go to Customize Chrome > Zoom.
  • Opera, go to View > Zoom > and select the size you want.
  • Using Safari you can zoom in and out on text and images by holding down the Apple key and pressing the + or - key. Alternatively you can increase or decrease text size is by selecting Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller in the View menu.

Colour of text and background

You can also adjust the colour of text and backgrounds using controls in your web browser.

Browsers for PCs

  • Firefox 2+: Hold down the ALT and SHIFT keys and then press the number of the access key
  • Safari: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Chrome: Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Opera 9+: Hold SHIFT and the ESC key and the list of access keys will appear.
  • Internet Explorer 5+: Hold down the ALT key, press the access key, release all and press ENTER

Browsers for Macs

  • Firefox: Hold down the CTRL and OPTION keys, press the number of the access key
  • Safari: Hold down the CTRL and OPTION keys, press the number of the access key
  • Chrome: Hold down the CTRL and OPTION keys, press the number of the access key
  • Opera 9+: Hold SHIFT and the ESC key and the list of access keys will appear.

PDFs and how to read them

PDF stands for Portable Document File. You need a plug-in called Adobe Reader to view these files which you can download for free from Adobe’s website. Users who have concerns about accessibility should visit Adobe’s accessibility website. Recent versions of Acrobat Reader have a Read Out Loud facility, which can be found under the View menu.

Viewing a Word file without Word software

A free Word viewer is available from Microsoft at the Microsoft Download Canter. You’ll find Word, Excel and PowerPoint viewers here too. Open source versions of similar software can be accessed athttp://www.openoffice.org/.

Alternative formats for documents

Most of our publications are only available as a free download; most are in MS Word, MS PowerPoint and/or PDF format.

Accessibility software

  • JAWS is a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  • Lynx is a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  • Opera is a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user style sheets and image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. It is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.
  • Accessibility services

    • HTML Validator is a free service for checking web pages conform to published HTML standards.
    • Lynx Viewer is a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.

    Please note that these links are placed here only for your convenience only and not as an endorsement of either product or software.

    Exceptions

    Whilst World Education Foundation strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. User generated content, external links and other content not created by WEF might not align to the accessibility norms stated above.

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