Leosghost - 6:48 pm on Mar 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
linux ( mint )..menu>>applications>>assistive technologies>>choose which assistive technologies to enable when you log in..
And you can download the using "mint" helpfiles ( includes "the how" to for "assistive technologies" at any time )
includes magnification..text to speech ..contrast etc etc ..
you can then set up ..
You can make any of the desktop icons as big as you want..
adjust loads of stuff..
I set up linux ( mint ) for older, sight impaired and physically handicapped people all the time..Most of the time they can set it up themselves :)
People just don't think.
Opera has a magnifying slider at the bottom right of the window chrome..
You may be in the wrong OS..and using the wrong browser ;)
But..agreed ..many websites do not "think"..usability..
You can set high contrast, font sizes etc, without even going into "assistive technologies"..menu>>"appearance"..
Then of course there are all the accessibility tools in the repos..