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Welcome to our Accessibility Toolbar! Committed to inclusivity, our team at Educational Networks designed this feature specifically to enhance 的 user 经验 on school 和 school district websites. 是否 你 looking to change text attributes 为 更好的 readability, adjust 的 screen's contrast 和 saturation 为 clearer 视觉s, or want an audio narration of content blocks, our 工具栏 is here to ensure a seamless 和 accessible 经验 为 all users. We underst和 that everyone interacts 与 web content in 的ir own 独特的 way, 和 与 this 工具栏, we aim to cater to a diverse range of needs.

Activating 的 Accessibility Toolbar

Starting Up: Initially, 的 工具栏 is in a disabled state. To enable it, 简单的 点击 的 small "accessibility 工具栏" icon situated at 的 bottom right of 的 screen. Upon clicking, a control panel 将 slide in from 的 bottom, offering you a series of user-friendly options.

Hide Toolbar Option: 一次 you've made 你的 desired adjustments 和 prefer a more unobtrusive 视图中,您 can 点击 的 "Hide Toolbar" button. 这 action causes 的 control panel to slide back down 和 消失. 的 "accessibility 工具栏" icon 将 的n display a green checkmark, signaling that while hidden, 的 工具栏 functions are still active 和 可以 operated using 键盘 shortcuts.

Turning Off 的 Toolbar: If you decide you want to completely deactivate 的 工具栏, locate 和 点击 的 "Turn off" button 与in 的 control panel. 的 control panel 将 slide away 和 的 green checkmark on 的 "accessibility 工具栏" icon 将 be removed, indicating that 的 工具栏 is fully deactivated.

Reactivating 的 Toolbar: Even after turning off, you can reactivate 的 工具栏 at any point by 简单的 clicking 的 "accessibility 工具栏" icon. 这 brings back 的 control panel, allowing you to customize 你的 经验 once more.

Font Customizations

字体风格: Browse through different font styles to find one that's most com为table 为 你的 阅读 经验. Use 的 键盘 shortcut "1" to quickly switch 之间的 different font styles.

字体大小: Adjust 的 text size to 你的 liking. Use 的 键盘 shortcut "2" to swiftly toggle 之间的 different font sizes.

Line Height: Modify 的 space 之间的 lines to enhance readability. Use 的 键盘 shortcut "3" to increase or decrease 的 line height conveniently.

Text Alignment: Choose how you'd like 你的 text to be aligned. By using 的 键盘 shortcut “4”,你 can ef为tlessly change 之间的 left, center, or right alignment.

Visual Adjustments

Our 工具栏 allows you to 个人ize 你的 视觉 经验 by adjusting contrast 和 saturation 水平. 这些 adjustments are designed to cater to a wide range of 视觉 preferences:

Contrast Adjustments: Enhance or decrease 的 difference 之间的 text 和 background colors. 这 可以 particularly helpful 为 users 与 视觉 impairments like low vision, color blindness, age-related 黄斑 degeneration, or cataracts, as 的 difference 之间的 text 和 its background becomes more 明显.

Saturation Modifications: Adjust 的 intensity of colors on 的 webpage. Modifying saturation can significantly benefit individuals 与 color vision deficiencies or color blindness, as it can make certain hues more discernible or reduce confusion 之间的 colors. 这 feature also supports those who 经验 视觉 discom为t from overly vibrant colors.

By tweaking 的se settings, you can ensure that 的 content presentation matches 你的 视觉 com为t, 使 browsing 经验 both accessible 和 enjoyable.

Cursor Enhancements

By activating 的 "cursor" function, you can modify 和 enhance 的 mouse cursor's visibility 为 a 更好的 阅读 经验:

Enlarged Cursor: Click 的 "cursor" button once, 和 的 mouse cursor 将 increase in size, 使它 easier to track on 的 screen.

Reading Bar: Click 的 "cursor" button a second time to introduce 的 "阅读 bar." 这 feature emphasizes an area spanning 的 full width of 的 browser window, covering just a few lines of text, 与阴影 areas above 和 below to reduce distractions. 的 阅读 bar is particularly beneficial 为 individuals 与 challenges such as dyslexia, 视觉 processing issues, or ADHD, as it helps isolate text 和 reduce 视觉 stress, making navigation of large text blocks more manageable.

Audio Narration

Engage 与 content through two effective auditory methods:

Direct Text Highlighting: Highlight 的 specific text 你 interested in 和 press "r". 的 system 将 promptly read 的 selected text aloud.

Block Selector Feature: Activate 的 "Block Selector" by clicking its designated button. 一次 启用, 的 system 将 视觉ly emphasize content blocks by drawing a rectangle around 的m as you hover. 这 给出了一个 clear indication of 的 content block currently selected. To hear 的 content 与in this block, press "r". If you wish to halt 的 narration at any point, 简单的 click 的 Escape button.

Enhanced Menu Navigation

To offer users an alternative, simplified navigation 经验, our 工具栏 provides 的 "Enhanced Menu Navigation" feature. You can activate this feature ei的r by clicking its dedicated button in 的 control panel or 简单的 by pressing "m" on 你的 键盘.

一次 activated:

Dialog Box Display: A dialog box emerges over 的 website content, showcasing menu items in an 扩大 格式. For quick navigation, each menu item is paired 与 a 独特的 number.

Audio Assistance: For those who benefit from auditory cues, pressing "r" allows 的 system to 宣读 的 menu items 和 的ir associated numbers aloud.

Intuitive Navigation: By inputting 的 number of a menu item via 的 键盘, users can 无缝 explore deeper into submenus. Items are displayed in 的 same user-friendly manner, 和 if a chosen item is linked, 的 system immediately directs users to 的 relevant URL.

这 feature serves as an alternative method to traverse 的 website, catering specifically to users who 可能 find this 格式 more com为table or efficient based on 的ir individual preferences or needs.

Keyboard-Only Operability

Recognizing 的 importance of an unobtrusive browsing 经验, our Accessibility Toolbar has been meticulously designed to function 与out 的 need 为 的 on-screen control panel. By mastering 的 键盘 shortcuts, users can 无缝 engage 与 all 的 工具栏's features, allowing 的m to enjoy 的 原始 website design 和 content 与 minimal 视觉 disruptions. 这 approach ensures that everyone can 访问 enhanced features while preserving 的 intended aes的tic of 的 website.

Click here 为 的 complete list of 键盘 shortcuts.
Thank you 为 using our Accessibility Toolbar. We hope this guide assists you in navigating our website ef为tlessly. Should you have any feedback or require fur的r assistance, please reach out to our support team. Your feedback helps us improve 和 cater to 的 needs of all our users 更好的. Enjoy 你的 browsing 经验!