Urban Discovery Schools are committed to diversity, inclusion and accessibility onsite and online. It is our goal that students, families and staff should have easy, on-demand access to web-based services and information. This website is the property of Urban Discovery Schools created on the Edlio platform.
Please be aware that our efforts in this area are ongoing and in partnership with our platform provider, guided by improvements to meet WCAG 2.0AA guidelines over time.
If you need assistance locating content or accessing and using any of the processes found within this website or have specific concerns aoub the accessibility of this site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please specify the web page and we will make reasonable efforts to improve accessibility of that page.
How to Zoom In On Your Screen
Enlarging or “zooming in” your screen or web browser is a helpful way to improve visibility and readability to content and features. Exact directions to zoom in vary in terms of individual hardware, software and web browsers. Here are some of the most common solutions to help you “zoom in” on a page.
- On Windows, press the Windows key and plus sign (+) at the same time to zoom in. You can also use the "Magnifier" application under "Accessories".
- On Mac, go to "System Preferences", open "Universal Access" and select the "Seeing" tab. Check the box under "Zoom" to "On".
- On your Apple device, tap "Settings", then "General", then "Accessibility". Tap the "Zoom" button and toggle it "On".
- Alternately, use "Ctrl" ("Cmd" on Mac) plus the plus (+) or minus (-) keys when you're in a web browser.
Change the Colors / Fonts on a Webpage
Change colors or fonts may help some users see words more clearly. Specific directions to accomplish this vary based on individual devices, hardware, software and web browsers. Most major web browsers offer options to adjust colors and fonts. Here are some of the most common:
- In Internet Explorer, go to "Tools", then "Internet Options", on to "General". From here, select "Colors, Fonts, or Accessibility".
- In Mozilla Firefox, choose "Options", then "Content", then finally "Fonts & Colors".
- In Safari, select "Preferences", "Appearance" tab, and then hit the "Select…" button next to the font fields.
- In Chrome, go to "Preferences", activate the "Show advanced settings" link, go to the "Web content" heading and change the "Font size", "Customize fonts" in other ways, or set default "Page zoom".
It is suggested to try mixture of settings like enlarging font size and zooming into the browser for a better experience.
Screen readers are text-to-speech software that allow people to read and interact with content in different ways. Many people who cannot perceive what is on the screen will use them to allow audible access to web content. Urban Discovery Schools developed this website on the Edlio platform. Edlio has taken specific steps to ensure web content is accessible to screen readers.
There are free options available including NVDA for Windows and VoiceOver for Mac. What we recommend is JAWS for Windows. You can use this with your favorite web browser.
Screen readers accept input in multiple ways. The most common form is through your keyboard. By pressing the down arrow in JAWS, as an example, users may navigate through items on the page. JAWS will also accept Braille input.
Accessibility on Mobile Devices
Most smart phones offer multiple tools to ensure web accessibility. Both iOS and Android provide multiple tools to help you access sites, content and functionality. Web Accessibility on a device varies based on your specific device, Apps and recency of updates. Here are a few tools that may improve web accessibility on your device.
VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android are the screen readers that come built-in. To turn on VoiceOver, go to "Settings", then "General", to "Accessibility", and then turn "VoiceOver" on. You can set the “Accessibility Shortcut” to “VoiceOver” from the "Accessibility" page in order to triple-click the "Home" button to toggle VoiceOver on and off. TalkBack has a similar feature.
"Zoom", "Magnifier", "Invert Colors", "Color Filters", and "Reduce White Point" are other features and tools on iOS that you can use. These are also available through the “Accessibility Shortcut”.