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Downloads

Information guides

These downloads are instructions on how to do many things to alter your computer to make it easier to use, or how to use existing tools in the programmes. 

You need to choose which one to download by finding out which operating system you have, and which version of Microsoft Office you use.

When you click the link a box will open, you need to click open to view the information, or save if you want to save the file onto your computer. 


Choosing your preferred colours

This will make the white background on your computer screen change to a colour of your choice.  This is helpful for most people but particularly those with Irlens Syndrome or Scotopic Sensitivity.

Windows XP

Window Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8 - this function is not available


Accessibility options

This is to help you find the accessibility options on your computer, so that you can customise them. 

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8


Re-sizing text and icons

This is to help you change the size of the text on your computer screen, you can also change the font and colour that the words appear in.

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8


Visual alerts instead of sounds

This will make your computer show you visual alerts (such as a flashing bar) when it has made a warning sound.  This can be useful for people who are hearing impaired. 

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8


Using AutoCorrect

This will show you how to make the computer correct spelling mistakes automatically. 

Microsoft Word 2003

Microsoft Word 2007

Microsoft Word 2010


References and Citations

This will show you how to use the references and citations tools that are available in Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word 2003

Microsoft Word 2007

Microsoft Word 2010


 Please note: other factsheets are available on request for enabling stickykeys, filter keys and using the keyboard as a mouse.



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