Photoshop: Interface settings for the visually impaired

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Hi everyone
Really sorry if this has been posted before, i am the IT tech in a secondary school, and i do a lot of work for one of our students who is visually impared.
The student is taking photography, which i think is a great idea as a way of expressing how she sees the world, but needs to use and learn photoshop. We have all the licenses etc, but is there a way to make photoshop more usable for her. Increasing the tool size would be good, and are there any other good options available? To be honest with you all, i am not very good with photoshop, and dont really know what i am looking at to help her.

Thanks in advance

Mike
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There are some options: 
Photoshop > Preferences > Presentation > UI Font Size 
The Panel Options (for Layers, Channels, ...) can be set to display bigger icons. 

But I wonder if it might not be easier to change the screen resolution altogether. 
On a Mac that can be done under
System Preferences > Display > Resolution > Scaled > ...

There is an old Feature Request: 
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/problem_with_hi_res_monitors
It was originally about Photoshop CS6, I guess, but as a truly free UI scalability is not available yet I would not consider to closed and you can add your vote, a post, ... 
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If you're on Windows, you can scale to 400%. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/hidpi-retina.html
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Hi Mike! I Hope this post is still relevant. I'm working on my bachelor's degree about accessibility in digital creative tools and would really like to talk to you about the problems that you are facing. If you're up for it, let me know! All the best to you and your student!
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