Accessibility in Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 10 includes accessibility settings to help all users, including those with disabilities, move around the Internet easier, see webpages more clearly, and access information quicker.
Features described here apply to Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT. If you use a touch-enabled computer you will swipe and tap to navigate rather than pressing keys and clicking options and icons with the mouse pointer.
Make webpages easier to see
For better visibility of webpages you can change the fonts, font sizes, text and background colors, or zoom in on a webpage to enlarge it, or zoom out to see more of the page on screen.
Zoom in on a webpage
With a webpage open, press Ctrl+Plus sign (+) to zoom in, or Ctrl+Minus sign (-) to zoom out.
Or, open Internet Explorer, swipe in from the upper right side of your screen, tap or click Settings, tap or click Internet Options, and then use the Zoom slider to set the zoom level.
Screen shot of the Zoom control slider in Internet Explorer 10 settings
Or, while viewing Internet Explorer for the desktop, tap or click the Tools button at the top of the window, tap or click Zoom, and then select Zoom in, or Zoom out, or the desired percentage. You can also select Custom to set a percentage up to 1,000 percent.
Make text larger or smaller
You can increase or decrease the font size on a webpage to make it more legible in Internet Explorer for the desktop.
To change the text size, open Internet Explorer for the desktop. Then press the Alt key to display the menu bar. Tap or click View, and then tap or click Text size. Choose to make text larger or smaller than the size on the screen.
Change the font size, formatting, and screen colors
To make webpages easier to see, you can change the font type and size, and the foreground and background colors that are used to display webpages. You can also specify the color used for links in webpages, and override colors used on webpages.
With an Internet Explorer window open on the desktop, tap or click Internet Options from the Tools menu.
Then, select one of the buttons at the bottom of the dialog box:
Improve the legibility of printed webpages
Move around the web quickly using the keyboard
Use the keyboard to surf the web
Select text and move around a webpage with a keyboard
To use Caret Browsing, tap or click the Tools menu, tap or click File, and then tap or click Caret Browsing. Press F7 when Internet Explorer is open on your desktop to turn Caret Browsing on and off.
Customize Internet Explorer 10 to work with a screen reader or voice recognition software
Set the cursor to follow the screen focus
Display text in place of pictures
Stop page transitions from causing problems with your screen reader or voice recognition software
Use Accelerators to perform common tasks
With Internet Explorer open on the desktop, go to the webpage that contains the text that you want to use with an Accelerator, and then select the text.
You can also point to All Accelerators to see a complete list of Accelerators available on your computer.
Pin a website to your Start menu
Apps from the Windows Store are automatically pinned to Start when you install them.
All other apps
Swipe in from the upper right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search. Enter the app name, or scroll until you find it. Swipe down on or right-click the app to select it. Tap or click Pin to Start.
Things you use frequently, like websites and contacts
Open the app or webpage you want to use. Tap or click the Pin button in the taskbar and then tap or click Pin to Start. Enter a name or short description, and then tap or click Pin to Start. The tile is added at the far side of Start.
Pin a website to your taskbar
You can pin a webpage directly to the taskbar for quick and easy access. With the webpage you want open in Internet Explorer on the desktop, drag its tab to the taskbar and release the mouse button when Pin to Taskbar appears. To unpin the webpage from the taskbar, right-click and select Unpin this program from taskbar. Its icon will disappear when the webpage is closed.