How to change to accessible web browser font

  1. Go to the menu in Firefox and select Options:

Firefox options settings to change font


2. Scroll in the General options and select the Default font dropdown menu:

Changing the default font from drop down list in general settings

3. Change the font to a preferred font, Dyslexie is available on all Windows 10 staff machines:

4. Press the Advanced button. Change the preferences for Serif (~with ligature joins between each letter) or Sans Serif (~without ligature joins between each letter) as needed. Important: untick the box for ‘Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above’.

Advanced Firefox font settings for serif and san serif

5. Click OK to save your changes.


We also recommend the reader view in Firefox for more impromptu changes (keyboard shortcut is f9):

Screenshot of Firefox toggle reader view button (F9)

Type and background controls:

Screenshot of Firefox Type and background controls

Narration (text-to-speech):

Screenshot of Firefox browser Narration text-to-speech tool

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