In addition, accessibility tools are built into your computer, tablet or smartphone. These enable you to enhance the screen display (text size and contrast), use a screen reader, turn on audio and onscreen text/captions, activate voice recognition and control via a digital assistant, and switch to navigation using the keyboard, a switch or assistive touch. We explain below how to find these these tools on your device.

In Windows 10, you activate the accessibility features within the ‘Ease of Access’ panel.

In Mac OSX, the accessibility tools are accessed by clicking the Apple logo at the top-left of the screen and selecting ‘System preferences’, then ‘Accessibility’.

In Apple iOS, the same features are found by selecting ’Settings’ then ‘General’, and then ‘Accessibility’.

On an Android device, the accessibility tools are located within the Accessibility settings or the Android Accessibility app.  In addition to the features listed above, you can also connect a refreshable braille display to your device via Bluetooth with the BrailleBack app.

Alternative formats: contact the Secretary (email:; tel: 01643 862807) to request any information on the site in an alternative form.