How to make website accessible for visually impaired visitors

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Want to make our website accessible to people that may have a visual impairment. Is there anyway that we can give visitors to our site the option to change background and text colour but no permanently change the settings? I feel concerned as this limits the visitors we could have especially due to the nature of our site. We are currently on the silver package.
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Felicia Samuel

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Hello Felicia,

Visually impaired users will possibly use voice readers that scan the page. This is a feature of the OS and is simply turned on by the user.

As for selecting backgrounds and text colour change, there are ways to do this that should be discoverable by search. If you need help after searching please let us know.
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Hello Felicia,

I don't know of way for the user to select a larger font size other then in their Browser's settings. You could include a link to the following web page which gives specific instructions for the various Browsers. http://www.w3.org/WAI/changedesign#text. One thing to note though is the font size will only increase by changing the Browser settings if the font isn't specifically sized in the css or html code.

Another idea is having a link at the beginning of the page to download an Internet Browser specifically geared towards those who are visually impaired such as BrailleSurf. It shows things in text format with a larger font. BrookesTalk is an option also. Here is a page with info on both http://www.mardiros.net/visual-impair...

Another idea is have a link at the beginning that says "If visually impaired click here" and to have your complete website duplicated in a sub folder with larger font and more contrasting colors.