Accessibility Support | Rochester

The USA TODAY NETWORK is committed to making its desktop
site, mobile website, and mobile applications accessible for all viewers. While
we continue to develop and enhance our accessibility features, we encourage you
to explore the accessibility options installed on your device. Below is an
overview for enabling some of the accessibility options on your desktop device.  

Enabling
Accessibility Features (Microsoft Windows 10)

Screen Reader Support

  • Feature: Narrator reads text on the computer
    screen aloud.
  • Steps: Click Start, Control Panel, Ease of
    Access, Ease of Access Center, Start Narrator

Zoom Support

  • Feature: Magnifier allows the user to zoom in and navigate a page
    with higher visibility.
  • Steps: Click Start, Control Panel, Ease of
    Access, Optimize Visual Display, Click the checkbox next to “Turn on Magnifier”

Color Contrast Support

  • Feature: Windows allows you to change the
    contrast to what works best for you.
  • Steps: Click Start, Control Panel, Appearance
    and Personalization, Personalization, scroll down to Contrast Theme options and
    choose the best option for your needs

Navigation Support

  • Feature: Speech Recognition allows you to
    control your PC using your voice rather than a keyboard or mouse.
  • Steps: Make sure microphone is plugged in, click
    Start, Windows Speech Recognition (first time users complete the wizard and
    tutorial)

Enabling Accessibility
Features (OS X El Capitan, version 10.11)

Screen Reader Support

  • Feature: Voiceover reads text to you and can be
    used to control the computer using only the keyboard

Zoom Support

  • Feature: Zoom allows the user to zoom in and navigate a page with higher
    visibility.
  • Steps: Click System Preferences on the dock,
    Accessibility, Zoom, then choose either of the following options: 

1) To zoom
with keyboard shortcuts, select “Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom.” 

2) To zoom
with your mouse or trackpad, select “Use scroll gesture with modifier keys to
zoom.”

Visual Support:

  • Feature: Under the Display options, you can
    alter the coloration and/or enlarge cursor size to improve visibility.
  • Steps: Click System Preferences on the dock,
    Accessibility, Display, then check “Invert Colors” for a black background with
    white font, “Use Greyscale” for a grey display, and/or “Enhance Cursor Size” to
    enlarge the cursor
  • Feature: Dictation and Speech reads text on the
    computer screen aloud.
  • Steps: Click System Preferences on the dock,
    Accessibility, Dictation and Speech, Text to Speech, select checkbox for “Speak
    selected text when the key is pressed,” choose the key/key combination you
    prefer (when text is highlighted and these keys are pressed the text will be
    read aloud)

Contact Us

With questions or feedback on accessibility features on our
mobile applications, please contact accessibility@usatoday.com