Accessibility features are technologies that make products and services more accessible and help people with disabilities use modern devices, computer programs, and the internet. For example:

  • Speech recognition makes it possible to manage services using voice commands instead of a keyboard.
  • Text-to-speech on webpages helps people in everyday life.
  • Semantic site markup using screen reader programs helps blind people identify text, images, and links on webpages.
  • Large text and pictures make it easier for people with low vision to understand the site's information.
  • Underlining or highlighting links ensures that color-blind users notice them.
  • Large links are easier to click for people with motor impairments.
  • Subtitles and sign language make video content more accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired people.
  • The absence of flashing effects ensures that webpages don't trigger seizures in people with neurological disorders.
  • Simple text with explanatory graphs and animations make information more accessible for people with cognitive disabilities, such as dyslexia.
  1. Operating system features
  2. Special browser settings
  3. Screen readers
  4. Page zoom and font size
  5. Keyboard shortcuts

Operating system features

New generation operating systems have built-in assistive technologies and solutions. For example, they recognize your speech, turn voice to text on webpages, allow control from the keyboard, play notification sounds, and have high-contrast mode.

Special browser settings

Modern browsers have built-in assistive technologies, such as page and font zoom, sound captchas, text-to-speech readers on sites (including voice descriptions of videos, pictures, banners, and buttons), video subtitles, user speech recognition, interactive prompts in the interface, and other accessibility features. Browsers also support screen reader software.

Screen readers

Screen reader software allows people with low vision to read from a computer screen using touch or voice control. The program reads aloud everything on the screen, and the user controls it with touch gestures and keyboard shortcuts. Screen readers aren't built into browsers: you need to install them yourself. Some screen readers are built into the operating system. Select the program supported by your browser.

Program Operating system Browser compatibility
JAWS (proprietary license)

MS Windows

Yandex versions 14.12 and above

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge


MS Windows

Yandex versions 14.12 and above

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

ZoomText (proprietary license) MS Windows

Yandex versions 14.12 and above

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

Orca Linux

Yandex versions 21.3.3 and above

Mozilla Firefox


macOS (built-in)

How to start the program
Use the keyboard shortcut ⌘ Cmd + F5

Yandex versions 21.3.0 and above


Page zoom and font size

Page zoom and font size in the browser can be adjusted to make it easier for visually impaired people to read from the screen.

To learn how to change the page zoom or font size in your browser, see Help.

Keyboard shortcuts

Note. On some computers and laptops, keyboard shortcuts only work when you press them together with the Fn key.

You can use these keys and keyboard shortcuts to perform actions without a mouse.

Action Windows macOS
Expand the window to full screen F11 Shift + + F
Exit full screen mode F11 Shift + + F
Zoom in on the page Ctrl + Plus Ctrl + + Plus
Zoom out on the page Ctrl + Minus Ctrl + + Minus
Set the page zoom to 100% Ctrl + 0 Ctrl + + 0
Go to the search bar

Ctrl + L

Alt + D


Forward Alt + + ]
Back Alt + + [
Switch between elements in the browser window. To learn more, see F6 hotkey F6
Go to bookmarks Alt + Shift + B
Go to the SmartBox icons Alt + Shift + T

Open the context menu

Note. Zoom may use this key combination. If necessary, disable it in the Zoom settings.
Shift + F10

Keyboard shortcuts in screen readers: