My Family Tree supports several accessibility features to help all users make best use of the application.
With display zoom, you can customise the size of the text and controls in My Family Tree in real time. This helps to make things easier to read on high resolution screens and gives easier navigation on touch screens.
You can change the zoom level with special keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl++ to increase, Ctrl+- to decrease and Ctrl+0 to restore) or manually using the Themes menu. The default setting is 100% which represents no zoom and you can increase this up to 500% according to your needs.
Fig 1. The zoom levels (left) and the themes menu (right).
In Windows® you can make the text larger and smaller whilst maintaining the display resolution. This setting applies to all applications and generally requires you to sign out again each time you change the setting. My Family Tree is high DPI aware and supports per monitor DPI in Windows 8.1 and later.
My Family Tree supports the open source OpenDyslexic typeface which was created to increase text readability for people with dyslexia or dyslexic tendencies. It can be downloaded from opendyslexic.org. Once installed you can use Ctrl+D to toggle between OpenDyslexic and the default font. A dyslexic theme is also available which uses a neutral cream coloured background for all screen elements to reduce glare. You can change the application theme using the Themes menu.
Fig 2. The OpenDyslexic typeface (left) and Dyslexic theme (right).
High contrast themes
My Family Tree supports several high contrast themes which closely mirror the high contrast themes supported by Windows. High contrast themes heighten the colour contrast of some text and images on your computer screen, making those items more distinct and easier to identify. You can change the application theme using the Themes menu.
Fig 3. The High Contrast White theme (left) and High Contrast #2 theme (right).
The application theme can be changed to according to the light level of the environment where the application is being used. A dark theme may be more suitable in brighter environments. The theme can be quickly toggled between light and dark using the task bar thumb button.
Fig 4. The task bar change theme thumb button.