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Accessibility - using a computer for OU study

The Open University's (OU) Accessibility page:

  • explains how OU sites have been designed to meet accessibility standards
  • tells you how to change your browser settings to suit you better
  • provides some OU and external contacts for further help.

The Computing Guide Online accessibility includes:

  • configuring Windows
  • computer adaptations
  • web browser accessibility
  • Office suites
  • online tutor-marked assignments (TMA) submission system.

Switching between mobile view and desktop view

If you’ve found yourself in StudentHome in mobile view on your desktop, you can switch back to desktop view by scrolling to the foot of the page and clicking on Switch to desktop view.

From your mobile use the arrow in the top right to view the option to switch to mobile view.

Screenshot of 'mobile view' switcher on a mobile phone.

Screenshot of where to find the 'mobile view' switcher on a mobile phone.

Where to find alternative formats of your module material

Alternative formats of your module materials that are provided, such as DAISY talking books, can be found in the Resources tab on your module website.

Useful resources

External links

  • My computer, my way from AbilityNet provides advice on the many ways you can make your keyboard, mouse, Windows, the internet and favourite applications suit you and your needs.
  • Ginger - is a contextualised spelling and grammar check tool. Available for desktop and mobile. As well as working with word processing software, it can also be used with popular websites such as Facebook, Gmail and Twitter and with your browser.