Supersize Your Computer Vision:
Improving Your Text Size and Sight

Presented by Ed Black
June 20, 2007

First: run ‘system restore’
        (All Programs/Accessories/System Tools)
or
         export/save complete registry    
         (Start/RUN/regedit/File/Export/All)

A: DISPLAY:
    1. Screen resolution.
        Settings/ Screen Resolution. /Color quality

    2. Desktop (Backgrounds) Select one.

    3. Appearance. Font size.

    4. Advanced. Item. Scroll down from ‘desktop’ to  icon. This lets you set size of desktop icons.

    5. Mousing around. Control Panel. (Printers & Other... – Mouse) (Pointers. Pointer Options)

B: EQUIPMENT

   6. Optical prescription check

    7. Computer glasses.

    8. Bigger monitor

    9. Notepad auxiliary monitor.

    10. Better keyboard. Sources. Low vision clinic.


C. PROGRAMS

    11. Clean up Internet home page.    

    12. Changing Internet Explorer text size (version 7).
         ‘Page’: Zoom. Text Size.

    13.Change Outlook Express text size.
       (i)‘View’ Text Size.

       (ii) ‘Options’ Read. Fonts.

    14. Mozilla Firefox.    
    ‘View – Text Size’ or ‘Control++’

    15. Mozilla Thunderbird.
    ‘View – Text Size’ or ‘Control++’

16. Changing programme text defaults


D: SOFTWARE

    17. Accessibility Wizard.

    18. Screen magnification software:
        iZoom,
        Bigshot, Magnus
        ZoomText.

Websites with Additional Information

http://www.specialneedscomputers.ca

http://www.rnib.org.uk

http://www.emptech.info/

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