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Assistive Technology: ssOverlay

ssOverlay

Using ssOverlay for Visual Stress

ssOverlay is a screen masking program aimed to help individuals who find it easier to read information on a computer with a colour overlay or screen masking. Its main features include:

·         8 screen colour masking options

·         Ability to adjust transparency levels to suit individual preferences.

Getting Started with ssOverlay

You can access ssOverlay on the Institute of Education student network by clicking on the arrows next to ‘Accessibility’ at the bottom right hand of your screen on the task bar. The ssOverlay icon is a yellow arrow pointing upwards. ssOverlay icon
 

Written instructions for using the features of both programs are shown here but there are also many videos available on YouTube which explain the features of ssOverlay in a visual format.

Changing Screen Overlays with ssOverlay

1.   Right click on the ssOverlay icon in the bottom right task bar.  Select the Settings option.

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2. Another window will come up showing the ssOverlay settings

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3. To select a colour to overlay, click on the drop down menu arrow on the second option and click the colour you wish to use.

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4. Once you have found a suitable colour, you can use the first option in the settings to choose how transparent you would like it to appear

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5. Once you are happy with your selection, click the OK button to save your settings and close the settings window

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6. To revert your screen back to the normal settings, just right click on the ssOverlay icon ssOverlay iconin the bottom right task bar and select exit.

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7. When you re-start the program ssOverlay will remember your previous settings