To turn CSS off, and access the content without any formatting, download and install the Firefox Web Developer toolbar or the Internet Explorer Developer toolbar. If you're using Google Chrome, there are extensions that can be installed to disable CSS, search the Chrome Store here. Safari is available by accessing the Settings Menu, then Preferences, followed by Advanced. Click on the "Show Develop menu in menu bar" to enable the Develop Menu. Once you have the Develop Menu activated, then select "Disable Styles". With these toolbars turning CSS on and off is just a click away, plus they offer many other helpful tools. If you use a different browser, do an Internet search for accessibility for your particular browser.
Below is the step by step on how to change the style sheet file in Internet Explorer. For other browsers please check the Help menu.
Click Tools from the top menu bar
Select Internet Options
Select the General tab (first tab)
Click on Accessibility button (bottom section, Appearance)
Click on checkboxes to ignore all colors and font styles and sizes and/or
Click on checkbox: "Format documents using my style sheet"
Browse to your personal style sheet and
In most browsers (example: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape) you could change the font size by following the steps below:
Open your browser
Click View button from top menu bar
Click Text Size
Select your option
If your browser uses a different naming convention and you do not see this path, please check the Help menu on your browser. The Help menu is usually the last option on the top menu bar, and it can often be accessed by pressing the keys "Alt" + "H".
In addition, newer browser versions have a magnifying tool that lets you zoom into a page and display all elements at 150 percent, 200 percent, etc. Look for the magnifying tool with a "+" character. This icon is typically located at the bottom of your browser, on the right, or at the top, below the standard menu tools, on the right. Furthermore, the keyboard shortcut to access this tool is: "Ctrl" + "Shift" + "+" to zoom in, and "Ctrl" + "Shift" + "-" to zoom out.
Most modern browsers also have the Text Size or Font Size settings in their Preferences. You can change the size for all web pages and customize what text size is best for you.
Keyboard shortcuts: This is a list of the most common keyboard shortcuts in Firefox, and the equivalents in Internet Explorer and Opera (from Firefox website).
Mouse shortcuts: This is a list of the most common mouse shortcuts in Firefox, and the equivalents in Internet Explorer and Opera. The shortcuts are for Windows, but most of the Firefox shortcuts should work in Linux, too (from FireFox website).
Firefox accessibility extension (browser toolbar): The Mozilla/Firefox Accessibility Extension makes it easier for people with a disability to view and navigate web content. Developers can use the toolbar to check their structural markup to make sure it matches the page content.
List of popular Firefox add-ons.
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