Magnifying the screen

If increasing the text size via the browser operating system options does not make text easy to read then the next step is to magnify the screen.

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Windows

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All recent versions of Windows include magnification software which can help some people more easily read text on the screen.

The Windows magnifier lets you increase text to a very large size. It is, however, restricted to a small portion of the screen so most vision impaired people find that they require fully-functional magnification software.

This section shows you how to use the Windows magnifier.

Please follow one of the links to find our more:

Apple Mac

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If you have Mac OS 8 or 9 you can use a magnifier called ' CloseView ' while OS X has an inbuilt feature called ' Zoom ' which can help some people more easily read text on the screen.

This section shows you how to use the magnifier software on your Mac. Please follow one of the links below for more:

Linux

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