Family Friendly Tech and Advocacy: Tech Psychologist's Guide by Dr. Jeanne Beckman

Family Friendly Tech and Advocacy: Tech Psychologist's Guide   by Dr. Jeanne Beckman
Finally, a book to help families find the right technology to accommodate reading disorders (dyslexia) and other disabilties! ISBN 978-1-60264-089-4

How to purchase my book

To purchase through Virtual Bookworm (my publisher) you can click Virtual Bookworm Publisher: Tech Psychologist's Guide or
Amazon no longer allows Illinois professionals to get credit for referrals to Amazon due to a sales tax dispute. I will be referring to Powell's in the near future.

What is that TinyURL notation that you see in my blog? For those who use a screen reader, the link that is hidden behind words like Tech Psychologist Guide remains hidden. However, screen readers can read aloud the website address, or URL, if it was produced by Also, sometimes these addresses are so long that they wrap around several lines or overlap into colored areas of a website that obscure the actual address. Intrigued? You can create your own tinyurl's at

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Increasing size of text (font) on web browsers and email

Today I found this website that gives instructions for increasing the size of the text (font) in various web browsers. For those with vision difficulties, a bigger text sometimes helps.

Here's what the site says:

This site is designed with you in mind.
You can control the size of the text on every page.

Here's how:

Choose whether you wish to enlarge fonts throughout your computer system or only for this and other web sites.

Please select the type of browser you use —
Internet Explorer

Firefox (Saltmeadow’s pick for best browser)

Netscape 6 or newer (or Mozilla/Beonex)


Other (including AOL)

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