Accessibility for People with Disabilities

PlaceSpeak is committed to creating a great experience for all people. Learn about the built-in features and technologies that help people with disabilities, like vision loss and deafness, to get the most out of PlaceSpeak.

Keyboard Shortcuts

What are keyboard shortcuts?

PlaceSpeak has shortcuts (access keys) for people who only use their keyboards to navigate. If you experience an issue using keyboard shortcuts, please let us know. Keep in mind that keyboard shortcuts can differ by browser (ex: Firefox, Internet Explorer).

Key Combinations for Different Browsers

Find the right combination of keys for your browser in the list below, and replace # with the access key number listed under Access Keys below.

  • Internet Explorer for PC: Ctrl + Alt + #, then Enter
  • Firefox for PC: Shift + Alt + #
  • Safari for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Firefox for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Chrome for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Chrome for PC: Ctrl + Alt + #

Access Keys

  • 0 - Home
  • 1 - Explore Topics
  • 2 - Notifications
  • 3 - Profile
  • 4 - Neighborhood
  • 5 – My Topics
  • 6 – Settings
  • a - About
  • t - Terms
  • q - FAQ
  • j - Jobs
  • c - Contact us
  • p - Privacy
  • h - Accessibility

Text Size and Contrast

How do I adjust the text size of PlaceSpeak

To adjust the text size of PlaceSpeak on a computer, use the built-in zooming feature for your browser:

  1. Hold down ctrl (PC) or cmd (Mac) on your keyboard
  2. Press + to zoom in or - to zoom out

How do I adjust the contrast of PlaceSpeak

To adjust the text contrast of PlaceSpeak on a computer, you'll need to adjust the display preferences for your computer.

If you're using an Apple device:

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Click Accessibility
  3. Click Display
  4. Click to check the box next to Invert Colors

If you're using a Windows device, you can change the contrast settings under the Ease of Access settings.

You can also add a browser extension to enable contrast adjustments. For example:

High Contrast extension for Chrome

For further information about adding browser extensions, visit here

for Chrome,

for FireFox or

for Internet Explorer.