How can I change the text size and background color?

There are several settings in browsers that allow you to change the font size, the font style, and for some the colors on the page including the background. Here are are browsers that allow for some of these settings:

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In Firefox you can change the font size, font color, and background color in Preferences: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/settings-fonts-languages-pop-ups-javascript?redirectlocale=en-US&as=u&redirectslug=Options+window+-+Content+panel&utm_source=inproduct#fonts_and_colors

You can also check out their add on store: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

You can download Firefox here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ 

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In Chrome you can download a variety of plugins that can override default settings on any webpage you want. Just search for what you would like to do in the accessibility section of the chrome store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/ext/22-accessibility

 You can download Chrome here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/

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In Internet Explorer you can change the fonts and colors by visiting this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/change-the-colors-and-fonts-used-for-webpages

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In Safari you can change the font size by going to Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Accessibility: and select a default font size. For those more tech savvy people, you can also write your own stylesheet for specific websites on Safari.

 

Zooming in and out

You can also zoom in or out on any browser following these steps. (The + and - key are located at the top right of your keyboard .)

PC:

  • Press the Control key and the + key to zoom in
  • Press the Control key and the - key to zoom out
  • Press the Control key and the 0 key to reset your screen back to normal

MAC:

  • Press the Command key and the + key to zoom in
  • Press the Command key and the - key to zoom out
  • Press the Command key and the 0 key to reset your screen back to normal
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