ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE
Hamiltons Galleries Ltd. is committed to ensuring that a diverse audience has access to this website. This page explores ideas for making the site more accessible and includes links to various software and other resources for different devices. Please contact the gallery if you have further ideas about how to improve accessibility to this site.
PHONE NUMBER: 0207 499 9493
INTRODUCTION TO THE SITE
This site is the main website for Hamiltons Galleries Ltd. The website lists information about represented artists as well as exhibitions and presentations in which the gallery participates. The site also includes a history of the gallery, various media including jpgs and videos, methods of contacting the gallery, visiting hours and a list of members of staff.
There are a number of programmes available that enable your computer to talk to you.
Microsoft Windows comes with a basic screen reader called Narrator, which reads text on the screen aloud and describes some events (such as an error message appearing) that happen while you’re using the computer. You can find more information on how to use Narrator on the Microsoft website
There are also a number of Screen Reader programmes with more features, such as being able to read whole documents. Some of the most popular include:
For Mac users, the Mac operating system also has a built-in speech to text function, which you can access by going to ‘System Preferences’ and selecting ‘Universal Access’.
MAGNIFYING THE SCREEN
Most versions of Microsoft Windows include magnification software. This allows you to greatly increase text size, although this will be restricted to only a small proportion of the screen. To use Windows magnifier, click on ‘Start’ then select ‘Programmes’ followed by ‘Accessories’ and ‘Magnifier’. You can then customise the magnification.
For Mac users, you can select the screen magnifier option by going to ‘System Preferences’ and selecting ‘Universal Access’.
MAKING THE MOUSE POINT BIGGER
In Microsoft Windows you can increase the size of the mouse pointer on your screen by clicking on ‘Start’ then selecting ‘Control Panel’ followed by ‘Hardware and Sound’ and ‘Devices and Printers’. You can then click on ‘Mouse’ followed by ‘Mouse Pointer Options’ and select any changes you want.
For Mac users, click on ‘System Preferences’ and select ‘Universal Access’ followed by ‘Mouse & Track pad’. You can then make the mouse pointer bigger by sliding the Cursor Size bar.
SLOWING DOWN THE MOUSE SPEED
In Microsoft Windows you can slow the mouse speed in the same way as you change the size of your mouse pointer. From the ‘Mouse Pointer Options’ menu just slide the ‘Select a pointer speed’ bar to slow or speed up the mouse.
For Mac users, from the ‘Mouse & Track pad’ menu you can use the ‘Tracking Speed’ slider bar to change the mouse speed.
USING THE KEYBOARD TO MOVE AROUND A WEBSITE
For people who can’t use a mouse or track pad, it is possible to navigate around a computer screen using different keystrokes on the keyboard.
There is further information on keyboard shortcuts please visit:
MORE INFO FOR ACCESS ON DIFFERENT DEVICES
For more detailed guidance on how to increase accessibility and change how your device or web browser works, we recommend the following websites:
Windows Accessibility features
Apple accessibility for OSX
Apple accessibility for ios