Change Fonts & Colours

Web Browser

Changing colours and fonts Changing colours and fonts can make things easier to read. You can change them for web pages, or for your whole computer. You can use your browser to change the colours and fonts used in web pages. You can change the way text, links and other items are displayed.

Internet Explorer
In Internet Explorer you can change the default font, override the fonts used in web pages, and change the default colours.

  1. Open the Tools
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Select the Fonts button from the General tab, to change your font settings.
  4. Select the Colours button from the General tab, to change your colour settings.

Firefox
In Firefox you can change the default font, override the fonts used in web pages, and change the default colours.

Open the Options (or Preferences in OSX) and select the Content tab to make adjustments.

Safari
In Safari you can set a minimum font size, but there are no options to change colours.

Go to the Preferences in Safari, and under the Advanced tab should be a tick-box to set a minimum font size.

Chrome
In Chrome you can change the default font size and style, but there are no options to change colours.

In the Chrome settings (look for a Wrench icon) the font options are in Under the hood.

Computer

You can make changes to colours and fonts so they’re used everywhere on your computer. If you use Windows or Mac OSX there are different options to choose from.

Windows
In Windows you can change the size of text and icons, pick a high contrast colour scheme, and choose other settings to make things easier to read.

  1. Click the Start button, or press the Windows
  2. Type Ease of Access Center, then press the Enter
  3. Choose Set up high contrast to change your colour settings.
  4. Choose Make the computer easier to see to change your font settings.

Mac OSX
In Mac OSX you can increase or decrease colour contrast, use inverted colours, or choose a monochrome colour scheme. There are no options for changing your general font settings, but you can change font settings within individual programmes.

  1. Open System Preferences from the Dock or through the Apple
  2. Open the Universal Access
  3. Select the Seeing tab to change your colour settings.