Operating System:

WINDOWS XP

  1. Select Start, then Control Panel
  2. Select Accessibility Options
  3. Select the Display tab, then turn on Use High Contrast
  4. Select Settings and adjust the Contrast Schemes
  5. Select High Contrast Black for black text on light background
  6. Select High Contrast White for white text on black background
  7. Other contrast options are available, as well

WINDOWS 7

  1. Select Start, then Control Panel
  2. Select Ease of Access Center
  3. Select Setup High Contrast, then High Contrast Theme
  4. Select High Contrast Black for black text on a light background
  5. Select High Contrast White for white text on a black background
  6. Other options are available, as well 

MAC OS X

  1. Select System Preferences from the Apple Menu
  2. Select Universal Access
  3. Select the Seeing tab
  4. Select Black on White for black text on a white background
  5. Select White on Black for white text on a black background
  6. Other options are available if you select Enhance Contrast Option

Certain users may prefer adjusting their contrast settings to grayscale; instructions below.  Please note: MAC OS X allows users to adjust contrast settings to grayscale; Windows requires a software download in order to accomplish this.

WINDOWS

Software Option: Contrast-Analyzer

  1. Download the open source software from the following site: http://paciellogroup.com/resources/contrast-analyser.html
  2. Select Image Menu, then Screen Item
  3. Select the Simulation dropdown, then select Greyscale
  4. Select WindowList from the Image Menu in order to see the entire screen in grayscale (please note: Users are unable to interact with the page within the grayscale view)

Software Option: Vision Australia Browser Toolbar for Internet Explorer

  1. Download this toolbar from the following site: http://visionaustralia.org/au/ais/toolbar
  2. Open a new browser window and select grayscale from the Color Option menu tab (please note: You will need to repeat step 2 each time you visit a new webpage)

MAC OS X

  1. Select System Preferences from the Apple Menu
  2. Select Universal Access
  3. Select the Seeing tab
  4. Select “Use Greyscale” from the Display options