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How do I use the DiVine website?

We have created a guide to help you use DiVine. This guide should make the website easier for you to use. There are some words that are hard to understand. We have explained what they mean.

Contents

The guide covers these topics:

What is the DiVine website?

The DiVine website has lots of stories. All the stories are written by people with a disability.

The Victorian Government looks after the DiVine website.

We have made this list of things to make it easier for you to use the DiVine website.

There are some words that are hard to understand. We have explained what they mean.


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What is a link?

Clicking on a link takes you to another website page. It could be another page on the DiVine website. Or it could be a page on another website.

The links are underlined.

This is what a link looks like.


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How do I change the size of the words?

Arrow point text size

There are two buttons on the top right of the computer screen.

You can press the buttons to change the size of the words.




text bigger
Press A+ to make the words bigger


text smaller
Press A- to make the words smaller


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How do I print something on the DiVine website?


Print button top right
Press the Print button. The button is on the top right of the computer screen.

Then select the File menu and then select Print.


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How do I change the colour of the words to make them easier to see?


Contrast button top right

Press the Contrast button. The button is on the top right of the computer screen.

This will make words on the DiVine website black and white.


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How do I email a friend something I like on the DiVine website?



Email a friend button top rightPress the Email a friend envelope button. The button is on the top right of the computer screen.

This will open a new page on your computer screen.

You can now send a message to your friend.

The message will show your friend where to go on the DiVine website.


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How do I look for a story on the DiVine website?

Find box
Type the things you are looking for in the find box.

The find box is in the top right of the screen.

Press the search button next to the find box.

You will get a list of stories on the DiVine website.

These stories will include the words you searched for.

The list will show you where the stories are on the DiVine website.


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What happens if I still cannot find what I want?


You can go to the bottom of the list of things.

There is a part of the page called You haven't found what you are looking for?

Ask yourself these questions to help you find a story.

Do you know who wrote the story?

The author is the person who wrote the story.

You can try and find a story by looking for the author of the story.

Do you know what the story is about?

The topic of the story is what the story is about.

You can try and find things by looking for the topic of the story.

Do you know when the story was written?

You can choose:


Date selectionYou can do this by pressing the grey arrows next to the different boxes.

You need to choose the earliest date you think the story was written. This is the date it was published from.

You need to choose the latest date you think the story was written. This is the date it was published to.


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How do I find out about new stories on the DiVine website?


You can find out about new stories on the DiVine website by using RSS.

RSS is short for Really Simple Syndication.


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What is Really Simple Syndication? 

Really Simple Syndication can help you.


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How can I use Really Simple Syndication?


To use Really Simple Syndication you need to get feed reader or news aggregator software.

Feed reader or news aggregator software are computer programs. The programs help you use Really Simple Syndication.

You need to do these things to be able to use Really Simple Syndication:

Using Really Simple Syndication does not cost any money.


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How do I find out about other websites?


You need to do these things:


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How can I say what I think about the DiVine website?


There is a page called Send us your feedback.

You can press on Send us your feedback. It is a link at the top right of your computer screen.

You can use this page to tell us what you think about DiVine.


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How can I write to someone in the Office for Disability?


The Office for Disability is a government office. It looks after DiVine.

You can press on Contact the Office for Disability. It is a link at the top of your computer screen.

A new page on your computer screen will open.

You can now write a message to the Office for Disability.


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How do I vote in a poll?


A poll is where people vote on something. Vote means to choose something from a list of things.

Poll sectionThe polls part of the DiVine website is on the right of the screen.

You can choose one thing from the list.

Press the Cast your vote button when you have chosen.



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