If you’re having troubles reading from our web pages, the following information explains how to use your computer or web browser to make it easier to see web pages on our website, and have web pages read out loud to you.
If you have trouble seeing web pages, the US Social Security Administration offers these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to improve your online experience.
Use the keyboard to navigate screens: https://www.ssa.gov/accessibility/keyboard_nav.html
Change background and text colors: https://www.ssa.gov/accessibility/changecolors.html
Make your mouse pointer more visible (Windows only): https://www.ssa.gov/accessibility/mousepointer.html
If you are looking for mouse and keyboard alternatives, speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. This software allows the user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls.:
Use your computer to read web pages out loud:
You can use a free plug-in: BrowseAloud. to listen to the web pages on our website. Click here to download
Increase Text Size:
All latest web browsers provides a means for you to hold down the Ctrl key (Command key on a Macintosh) and press the + (plus) key to zoom in, or increase text size and the – (minus) key to reduce text size or zoom out.
Magnify your screen:
Increase the size of your screen by zooming in out zooming with a magnifier.
You can use any of the free tool below to magnify your screen:
MAGic® Screen Magnification Software
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.
Closed captioning provides a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally visually displayed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio due to noisy environments. Most of our video content includes captions. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.
Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service has its own additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media players’ volume controls to optimize your listening experience.
If the recommendations above do not meet your needs, we invite you to contact us at (615) 865-5750 for assistance.