How do I make the website easier to read?

To make the website easier to read you can update your Accessibility settings. The Accessibility settings allow you to:

  • display content in easy English or standard English.

OR

  • display the website to the left, middle or right.
  • underline the beginning and end of the lines in text.
  • change to high contrast.
  • add a background colour on links.

To edit your accessibility settings:

  • Make sure you are signed in.
  • Go to your navigation menu
    The main navigation menu is to your left.
  • Click on your display name.

Navigation menu with name selected

  • Your navigation menu will appear.
  • Click on Edit my Profile.

Edit my Profile navigation menu

  • You are now at the Edit my Profile page.

<My profile page>

  • Click on Accessibility.

Menu with accessibility highlighted

  • You are now at the Accessibility page.

  • Scroll down to the option that you would like to change.
  • Click on one of the three options:
    • Easy English - presents web pages in simple language where possible. This means shorter words and sentences. It also makes the text size bigger to help you read.
    • Standard English - presents web pages in more complex and detailed language. Text size will not change. You can always switch to Easy English later.
    • Pick and choose your accessibility settings - allows you to change the alignment of text, add underlines to the start and end of lines of text, turn on high contrast colours and highlight links.
Hint: If you select Easy English or Standard English then you cannot Pick and choose your accessibility settings.

Accessibility buttons

  • Click the appropriate button to turn the option on or off.
  • Click the Save button when done.

Save button

Accessibility options

  • How would you like to display the website?
    • Easy English presents web pages in simple language where possible. This means shorter words and sentences. It also makes the text size bigger to help you read.
    • Standard English presents web pages in more complex and detailed language. Text size will not change. You can always switch to Easy English later.

Easy English and Standard English buttons

Hint: If you select Easy English or Standard English then you cannot Pick and choose your accessibility settings.
  • How would you like to display content on the website?
    If you have visual field loss it can be helpful to have content displayed in a different part of your screen.

Text alignment buttons

  • Would you like to underline the beginning and ends of lines of text?
    Often it can be difficult to tell where one line ends and another begins. Underlines can assist with reading comprehension.

Example of start and end of lines of text underline

  • Would you like to view the website in high contrast?
    If you have low vision it can be helpful to view websites in different colours. High contrast displays yellow text on a black background. 

Example of high contrast text

  • Would you like to have a background colour on links?

Example of highlighted links

How do I make the website easier to read?

To make the website easier to read you can update your Accessibility settings. The Accessibility settings allow you to:

  • display content in easy English or standard English.

OR

  • display the website to the left, middle or right.
  • underline the beginning and end of the lines in text.
  • change to high contrast.
  • add a background colour on links.

To edit your accessibility settings:

  • Make sure you are signed in.
  • Go to your navigation menu
    The main navigation menu is to your left.
  • Click on your display name.

Navigation menu with name selected

  • Your navigation menu will appear.
  • Click on Edit my Profile.

Edit my Profile navigation menu

  • You are now at the Edit my Profile page.

<My profile page>

  • Click on Accessibility.

Menu with accessibility highlighted

  • You are now at the Accessibility page.

  • Scroll down to the option that you would like to change.
  • Click on one of the three options:
    • Easy English - presents web pages in simple language where possible. This means shorter words and sentences. It also makes the text size bigger to help you read.
    • Standard English - presents web pages in more complex and detailed language. Text size will not change. You can always switch to Easy English later.
    • Pick and choose your accessibility settings - allows you to change the alignment of text, add underlines to the start and end of lines of text, turn on high contrast colours and highlight links.
Hint:If you selectEasy EnglishorStandard Englishthen you cannot Pick and choose your accessibility settings.

Accessibility buttons

  • Click the appropriate button to turn the option on or off.
  • Click the Save button when done.

Save button

Accessibility options

  • How would you like to display the website?
    • Easy English presents web pages in simple language where possible. This means shorter words and sentences. It also makes the text size bigger to help you read.
    • Standard English presents web pages in more complex and detailed language. Text size will not change. You can always switch to Easy English later.

Easy English and Standard English buttons

Hint:If you selectEasy EnglishorStandard Englishthen you cannot Pick and choose your accessibility settings.
  • How would you like to display content on the website?
    If you have visual field loss it can be helpful to have content displayed in a different part of your screen.

Text alignment buttons

  • Would you like to underline the beginning and ends of lines of text?
    Often it can be difficult to tell where one line ends and another begins. Underlines can assist with reading comprehension.

Example of start and end of lines of text underline

  • Would you like to view the website in high contrast?
    If you have low vision it can be helpful to view websites in different colours. High contrast displays yellow text on a black background. 

Example of high contrast text

  • Would you like to have a background colour on links?

 

Example of highlighted links