Can we change the font? I have to enlarge the print now and it becomes blurred.

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I am recovering from a drug induced optic neuritis which has almost but not quite resolved.  To see most print I need to magnify the image.  At present, I have magnified the print 4 times and the print is blurred.  This makes the site hard for me to use.  If the font can be changed or made larger, please do.
WikiTree profile: Elmer Johnson
in WikiTree Tech by Ray M Johnson G2G3 (3.0k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

Sorry to hear about your neuritis. I can't see any options to change font. This is an important accessibility issue which must affect other people with vision problems as well. I hope it can be addressed.

Maybe it would help to draw attention to this if you edit your post and add the tags "improvements" and "accessibility".

Also see Accessibility Angels are here to help.

Most browsers have the inherent ability to increase the zoom level, which makes both fonts and images bigger.

Elmer, if you're using a mouse with a scroll-wheel, you should be able to hold CTRL and roll the wheel forward to zoom in (Chrome zooms to 500%).  I don't have an eye problem, but I think you'll be able to see it quite clearly at 500%.  (There are other ways to zoom in, but I think this one's the easiest).

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+6 votes
Best answer

Hi Ray, most browsers will allow you to increase the default font size (and adjust other settings too).

Which browser are you using?

The instructions for changing the font size will vary depending on your browser. For example, if you use Mozilla Firefox, follow these steps:

1. Click on the menu button in the upper right corner.

2. Select "Options" from the drop-down list.

3. Under "Language and Appearance", you can select the font type, size and color. You can click on "Advanced" for more options.

You might need to experiment a little to find the settings that work best for you.

If you are having difficulties reading images of handwritten or printed documents, the Accessibility Angels provide research and transcription assistance for people with vision loss or similar issues. You can request help from the Accessibility Angels directly by using this link to send me a private message.

Ian, Accessibility Angels

by I. Speed G2G6 Mach 5 (58.5k points)
selected by Carol Baldwin
+9 votes

Ray, depending on the browser you're using, you should be able to set your browser not to allow fonts below a minimum size that you set, or, if you find certain a font easier to read than others, you can force all pages to render in that font. 

by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (487k points)
+1 vote
Try F11. Some browsers use this to toggle between full screen and normal screen.
by Peter Tesar G2G2 (2.2k points)

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