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Transcription of Make the Internet Easier to Use Demo

Welcome to the demonstration of how to Make the Internet Easier to Use in Windows Vista.

Many accessibility settings in Windows Vista can make the Internet easier to use.

This demo includes:

  • Zoom in on a Web page
  • Change text size
  • Choose colors, fonts, and accessibility options, and
  • Advanced settings

Access Internet accessibility settings through Internet Options in the Control Panel:

  • Select Start
  • Control Panel
  • Network and Internet
  • Internet Options

Or, from the Tools menu in Internet Explorer 7:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options

In this demonstration, we'll use Internet Explorer 7.

Zoom in on a Web page

Internet Explorer 7 lets you zoom in on a Web page—magnifying text, images, and controls on the page. Change the zoom level with the magnifying glass icon on the bottom right corner of Internet Explorer 7 window, or, from the Page menu. Or, use keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and out:

To zoom in, press CTRL + PLUS SIGN (+)

To zoom out press CTRL + HYPHEN (-)

Change text size

Change the text size displayed on a Web page by choosing one of five options from smallest to largest under the Page menu in IE 7.

Choose colors, fonts, and accessibility options

Change the appearance of Web pages to make them easier to see by changing the color, fonts, accessibility formatting, and style sheet options in Internet Options.

On the General tab, select:

Colors to:

  • Use hover color, or
  • Select colors for text, background, and links when they are visited, unvisited, or hovered over

Fonts to choose a font for Web pages and for plain text

And Accessibility to:

  • Ignore colors, font styles, or font sizes specified on Web pages, or
  • Format documents using your own style sheet

Advanced settings

Choose more options to make Web pages easier to see and work with, by selecting accessibility, browsing and multimedia settings on the Advanced tab in Internet Options.

Under Accessibility, choose from these options:

  • Always expand ALT text for images
  • Move system caret with focus/selection changes
  • Reset text size to medium for new windows and tabs
  • Reset text size to medium while zooming, and
  • Reset zoom level to 100% for new windows and tabs

Under Browsing:

  • Underline links either always, when you hover over them or, never
  • Use inline AutoComplete, and
  • Use smooth scrolling

Under Multimedia:

  • Always use Clear Type for HTML
  • Enable automatic image resizing
  • Play animations in web pages
  • Play sounds in web pages
  • Show image download placeholders
  • Show pictures, and
  • Smart image dithering

Under Printing:

  • Print background colors and images

This concludes our demonstration.

Tutorials are provided for the accessibility settings and programs demonstrated.

For more information, visit the Microsoft Accessibility Web site at:

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