At Your Turn Collective, we aim to ensure that all the spaces that we use are accessible for everyone - our music-creators and our partners. Our website is tested by real people to refine its accessibility. We welcome your comments and feedback on how we can improve our website.
We are working to add a display contrast option, wherein by clicking on the High Contrast button in the top left corner of every page this will change the whole website to have a black background and lighter text colours. Clicking the button again will revert the colours back to standard. We will update this information when it is in place.
There are a number of programmes available that enable your computer to talk to you. Microsoft Windows comes with a basic screen reader called Narrator, which reads text on the screen aloud and describes some events (such as an error message appearing) that happen while you’re using the computer. You can find more information on how to use Narrator on the Microsoft website. There are also a number of Screen Reader programmes with more features, such as being able to read whole documents. Some of the most popular include:
For Mac users, the Mac operating system also has a built in speech to text function, which you can access by going to ‘System Preferences’ and selecting ‘Universal Access’.
All recent versions of Microsoft Windows include magnification software. This allows you to greatly increase text size, although this will be restricted to only a small proportion of the screen. To use Windows magnifier, click on ‘Start’ then select ‘Programmes’ followed by ‘Accessories’ and ‘Magnifier’. You can then select the amount of magnification you want from the dialog box that will appear on screen.
For Mac users, you can select the screen magnifier option by going to ‘System Preferences’ and selecting ‘Universal Access’.
You can increase the size of the mouse pointer on your screen. In Microsoft Windows you do this by clicking on ‘Start’ then selecting ‘Control Panel’ followed by ‘Hardware and Sound’ and ‘Devices and Printers’. You can then click on ‘Mouse’ followed by ‘Mouse Pointer Options’ and select any changes you want.
For Mac users, click on ‘System Preferences’ and select ‘Universal Access’ followed by ‘Mouse & Track pad’. You can then make the mouse pointer bigger by sliding the Cursor Size bar.
Some people find that it is easier to use a mouse at a slower speed. In Microsoft Windows, you can change this setting in the same way as you change the size of your mouse pointer. From the ‘Mouse Pointer Options’ menu just slide the ‘Select a pointer speed’ bar to slow or speed up the mouse. For Mac users, from the ‘Mouse & Track pad’ menu you can use the ‘Tracking Speed’ slider bar to change the mouse speed.
For people who can’t use a mouse or track pad, it is possible to navigate around a computer screen using different keystrokes on the keyboard. There is further information on keyboard shortcuts on the Microsoft Windows website. You can also find information on using the keyboard with different web browsers and other programmes in this RNIB guide.
For more detailed guidance on how to increase accessibility and change how your device or web browser works, we recommend the following websites
For information about accessibility options using a Windows PC see Windows Accessibility features
For information about accessibility options using an Apple PC see Apple accessibility for OSX
For information about accessibility options using an iPhone see Apple accessibility for ios
For information about accessibility options using an Android device see the Android accessibility help centre