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Accessibility

At Edinburgh College, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment, where everyone feels welcome, supported and respected.

Assistive Technology Software

Assistive technology software can help people to study, as well as work and live. They can give you:

  • Reading, writing and spelling support.
  • Mind Mapping to help with planning and revision.
  • Text to speech tools.
  • Screen masking tools.

The College has a range of software to support different study needs. Some of these software programmes are available to all students and staff. Once you are enrolled, more information about this can be found on the Learning Support & Wellbeing area of moodle.

If you have a disability or an additional support need, please contact the Learning Support Team for advice on the support you can get when you at College. For more information, go to Learning Support.

British Sign Language - contactSCOTLAND

contactSCOTLAND-BSL is a Scottish Government service that connects deaf BSL users throughout Scotland through an online BSL interpreting video relay service (VRS) with Scotland's public bodies and other organisations.

Find out what you need to use the contactSCOTLAND service or contact the college for more information on 0131 669 4400.


Website Accessibility

Click on the Website Accessibility button at the top left of this website to change the text size, background colour and the colour of the text.

Browser Accessibility Tools

You can change the basic appearance of your screen settings in some common browsers below.

Customising Internet Explorer

  • Change text size - View > Text Size.
  • Change colours and font style - Tools > Internet Options > Colours or Fonts.
  • Disable images - Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > scroll down to Multimedia > untick the box labelled 'Show pictures'.
  • Disable JavaScript – Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > scroll down to Scripting > select Disable for Active Scripting.

Customising Firefox

  • Change text size - View > Zoom > click on Zoom Text Onlythen go to View > Zoom > Zoom In (Ctrl++).
  • Change colours and font style – Tools (Firefox) > Options (Preferences) > Content > Advanced and Colors.
  • Disable images - Tools (Firefox) > Options (Preferences) > Content > untick the 'Loads images automatically' box.
  • Disable JavaScript - Tools (Firefox) > Options (Preferences) > Content > untick the 'Enable JavaScript' box.

Customising Safari

  • Change font size - page menu icon (Safari) > Zoom > click on Zoom Text Only then go to page menu icon (Safari) > Zoom > Zoom In (Ctrl++).
  • Change font style or upload style sheet - settings icon (Safari) > Preferences > Appearance or Advanced.
  • Disable images -settings icon (Safari) > Preferences > Appearance > untick the 'Display images when page opens' box.
  • Disable JavaScript – (Safari) > Preferences > Security > untick the 'Enable JavaScript' box.

Customising Google Chrome

  • Change font size - settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Font Size.
  • Change font style- settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Customise Fonts.
  • Disable images - settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Content settings... > select 'Do not show any images'.
  • Disable JavaScript - settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Content settings... > select 'Do not allow any site to run JavaScript'.

 

 


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