Mind Tools Accessibility

Mind Tools resources are available in a variety of visual, audio and video formats. This page helps you access these resources in a format that suits you.

Assistive Technologies Available on Your Device

Most recent computers, tablets and smartphones have built-in assistive technologies. The table below shows where you can find information about what your device’s operation system offers, so you can choose the functionality that suits you best.

Operating System More Information
Windows 8 http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windows8/
Windows 7 http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windows7/
Windows XP http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windowsxp/
Mac OS X (10.4 and above) https://www.apple.com/accessibility/osx/voiceover/
iOS (iPhone 3 GS or later, iPad and iPod Touch) https://www.apple.com/accessibility/ios/voiceover/
Android https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/?hl=en#topic=6007234

Help for Accessing Text

Listen to Our Web Pages

The pages linked to above include links to screen readers that help you listen to the pages on our site. The Windows screen reader is called Narrator, the Mac and iOS screen reader is called VoiceOver, and the Android screen reader is called TalkBack.

Zoom Our Web Pages

You can make the text on our web pages easier to read by adjusting either the font size or your zoom level of your browser. You can adjust these on different web browsers as follows:

Browser How to Zoom
Internet Explorer Page > Zoom
OR
Ctrl + to zoom in
Ctrl - to zoom out
OR use the Zoom % indicator in the bottom right hand corner of your browser window
Firefox View > Zoom > (deselect Zoom Text Only) then
Ctrl + to zoom in
Ctrl - to zoom out
Chrome Tools icon > Zoom
OR
Ctrl + to zoom in
Ctrl - to zoom out
Safari Page icon > Zoom
OR
Ctrl + to zoom in
Ctrl - to zoom out
 

Firefox users can also increase the font size on pages by doing:

View > Zoom > (select Zoom Text Only) then Ctrl + to zoom in Ctrl - to zoom out.

However, we recommend zooming the whole page (and not just the font) as this will give a better result for on-page navigation.

Help for Accessing Audio Material

Accompanying Videos

Some of our articles contain short videos that introduce and summarize the content of the article. Transcripts of all of these are available on our Videos page.