At present, this website:
- has descriptive text equivalents for images and graphics
- can be successfully read with screen readers
Requests for an interpreter to attend a meeting or event held on campus should be emailed to Interpreting Services.
Listen to the website with BrowseAloud
McDaniel College uses the BrowseAloud program to enhance the accessibility of this web site. BrowseAloud reads the words on any web page through their computer speakers. The program helps people who may find it difficult to read text online, those who may have literacy problems, or those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. It is also a beneficial tool for those for whom English is a second language and may have trouble reading.
As users move their cursors over words on a web page, BrowseAloud reads them aloud, highlighting the words as they are being spoken. Alternately, users can select a "continuous" option, which allows the entire contents of a web page to be read without using the mouse. Browsealoud can also be turned on and off with a click of the Ctrl key. Users can customize the voice, pitch, and speed of the reader to suit their needs.
BrowseAloud resides in the system tray when it is enabled. The icon resembles a bullseye and will have a checkmark when a McDaniel website is speech enabled.
Academic Support & Disability Services
At McDaniel College, the Student Academic Support Services Office (SASS) provides and assists all students with documented disabilities. SASS is the designated office that obtains and files disability-related documents, certifies eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodations and develops plans for the provision of appropriate accommodations.
Please visit the Academic Support & Disability Services webpage for additional information.
Safari Users (Apple)
If you wish to change the size of the text, the font, select PREFERENCES from the Safari tab, Go to the APPEARANCE tab, the options are here.
Firefox Users (Apple)
If you wish to change the size of the text, the font, select PREFERENCES from the Firefox tab, Go to the CONTENT tab, the options are here.
Chrome Users (Apple)
If you wish to change the size of the text, the font, select the WRENCH ICON on the browser toolbar, select SETTINGS, click SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS, scroll to WEB CONTENT, the options are here.
Internet Explorer Users (PC)
If you wish to change the size of the text, the font, select the TOOLS tab, select INTERNET OPTIONS, select the FONTS button, the options are here.
Firefox Users (PC)
If you wish to change the size of the text, the font, select the TOOLS tab, select OPTIONS, select the CONTENT button, the options are here.
If you wish to change the size of the text, the font, select the WRENCH ICON on the browser toolbar, select SETTINGS, click SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS..., scroll to WEB CONTENT, the options are here.
Mac OS X features VoiceOver, a spoken English interface that gives the visually impaired, or those with learning disabilities, a new way to interact with their Macs. With it, your Mac can read web pages and text documents out loud. It also provides an audible cues of your workspace and activities taking place on your computer.
Adobe Acrobat PDF Files:
PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. People using screen-reading devices may read documents in PDF by downloading the standard Adobe Acrobat Reader, or if they have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Professional (or Standard).