Skip to content The Open University

Skills Check 0

The Skills Check is a short survey which should take you no more than 3 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the Skills Check we provide you with a personal learning plan targeted to your personal study needs and goals.

Sign in to work on the Skills Check.
  1. Home
  2. Computing skills
  3. Web browser basics
  4. Internet accessibility

Internet accessibility

All modern web browsers have additional accessibility features in order to allow them to cater for specific needs of the user. Below is a brief guide to the features, with links to external sites that will provide you with further information.

Internet Explorer (IE)

Note: the following links will take you to Microsoft's website. Use the Back button on your browser to return here.

Internet Explorer is fully integrated with the Windows operating system. Windows offers a number of features to make using a computer easier for users with

Assistive Technology

Microsoft has an assistive technology catalogue where you can buy useful items such as screen enlargers, screen readers, talking word processors and touch screens. Internet Explorer has some options that make certain aspects of internet browsing easier. These include using the keyboard instead of the mouse to navigate web pages, which is covered in the next topic.