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If you have trouble seeing web pages, the following information explains how to use your computer or web browser to make it easier to see web pages on ssa.gov, and have web pages read out loud to you.
INCREASE TEXT SIZE
To determine which browser you have, open the “Help” menu and select the item that begins with “About.”
Select your browser for instructions
To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:
Zoom In & Out on Computer Today’s computers offer many features that make things easier for users. A helpful feature that can assist you is the ability to zoom in and out on the screen. On your computer if you need help seeing smaller text or smaller or you desire more space in order to view multiple items on your monitor, then learning how to zoom would be very helpful to you.
There are numerous reasons in which you may wish to zoom features on your computer. Some reasons include:
Reading text easier
Zooming in on your computer can make it easier to read small text. For instance, if you’re reading a document on your computer that you don’t have the ability to edit, zooming in can help you see smaller text. This is useful for people who prefer to read larger text or for people who aren’t using their glasses or contact lenses.
Seeing finer details
Zooming in will also assist you in seeing finer details on your computer screen.
Fitting more on your screen
Using zoom out will allow you to view more information on your monitor. A useful example is zooming out on a navigation map allows you to view area surrounding your location. If you’re working with multiple documents, zooming out can help you fit all the documents on the same screen so that you can see them simultaneously. By zooming out, you can fit more things on your screen.
Here are five different methods for zooming in and out on your computer:
The keyboard method involves using the + and – keys. On most keyboards, you will find them situated next to your “Backspace” button. If you have a number pad on your keyboard, you may also find the plus and minus buttons here. Here’s how you can zoom in and out on your computer using your keyboard:
Each time you press one of the plus or minus buttons, the level of zoom increases or decreases.
Keyboard and mouse method
Another way to zoom in or out is by using the scroll wheel on your mouse. If your mouse has one of these wheels located between the left and right buttons, you can use it to zoom in and out by following these steps:
If you’re using a touchscreen computer, you may not have a physical keyboard you can use to zoom in and out. Instead, you can use your thumb and pointer finger. Here’s how to zoom in and out using the touchscreen method:
Magnifier feature method
On Windows computers, you can also use the Magnifier feature to zoom in and out by following these steps:
Within the Magnifier settings, you can also choose whether to magnify the entire screen or just a portion of it, mimicking a magnifying lens. You can access these settings by clicking on the gear icon.
Web browser method
Many web browsers have their own built-in zoom settings you can adjust. Here’s how to zoom in and out using a web browser:
When you zoom in or out on a computer, you may only want to do this temporarily. Once you’ve zoomed in or out, you can quickly return your screen to its original view by following these steps:
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If you find a keyboard or mouse difficult to use, the following information explains how to use speech recognition software to navigate web pages and online services on ssa.gov. Speech recognition software allows the user to move focus to an application object by voicing the object label name or the object type. Object types include:
Each of these object types are given a label name that is visible on the screen and the voice user can say the name to move focus to that object. A screen, an application or file can be accessed by voicing the text in the Title Bar. If there is an object or many objects on a screen without labels then the user can voice an object type which will number all objects of that type on that screen. For example voicing “link” would number all links that are on the visible screen and then a specific link can then be accessed by choosing the number desired. Voicing “checkbox”, “radio button, “text box, etc. will operate in the same manner. If the screen design does not allow moving focus by voicing a label or an object type then the speech recognition software may provide a utility to move the mouse pointer in discrete steps or continuously. Social Security has designed web pages and applications to utilize several different methods of using speech in order to provide flexibility in using speech recognition capabilities. Users should try combinations of these methods to determine what best meets an individual’s needs.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.
A caption is transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally rendered visually by being superimposed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio (e.g., when in a crowded room). The following information explains how to use captioning for video on demand and for both live and recorded webinars. For video on demand, click the link to start the video playing. Next, click on the Closed Captioning (CC) button to activate the captioning feature. For some videos and webinars, open captions are used. In these cases, the captioning feature cannot be turned off. The Windows Media Player is required for online video content. If this media player is already installed on your computer, the player will come up automatically. If you do not have the player, it can be downloaded here: Microsoft Media Player download. Our handy toolbar (top right corner – handicap icon) includes the following features to aid in your navigation of our website. Accessibility Toolbar:
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