BBC trials MyDisplay web customisation tool

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Tuesday, 31 May 2011 16:07pm

The BBC is currently trialling web customisation tool MyDisplay, designed to improve the accessibility of the BBC website for people with a disability.

A cloud-based tool, MyDisplay allows visitors to the BBC website to set up a theme tailored to their particular access needs, which is then applied across any of the three million BBC web pages the user visits. 

The theme can include modifications to the text size, font style, colours and page structure. If users do not wish to customise their own theme, pre-defined themes are also offered in the categories of Limited vision, Asperger’s, ADHD, Dyslexia, Easier to read or BBC original. Once a theme has been created or selected it can be saved using a BBC account.

The BBC’s aim has particularly been to improve access to its website from mobile devices, which do not generally contain the same level of access features in their browsers as PCs. The MyDisplay trial is now available to the general public.

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