Accessibility on Computer

Accessibility in Windows XP (click here for details)


Accessibility in Windows 7 (click here for details)

Feature Description
Ease of Access Center                                                               Provides a centralized location in the Control Panel where you can adjust accessibility settings and programs. You can also get recommendations for settings to make your PC easier to see, hear, and use.
Magnifier Magnifies the screen or a portion of the screen to make text, images, and objects easier to see.
On-Screen Keyboard A visual, on-screen keyboard with all the standard keys that you can use instead of a physical keyboard. On-Screen Keyboard also lets you type and enter data with a mouse or other pointing device.
Narrator Reads aloud on-screen text and describes some events (such as error messages appearing) that happen while you're using the computer.

Speech Recognition

Enables you to interact with your computer using only your voice while maintaining, or even increasing, your productivity.
Change text size Lets you make text and objects larger and easier to see without losing graphics quality.
Personalization You can add a personal touch to your computer by changing the computer's theme, color, sounds, desktop background, screen saver, font size, and user account picture. You can also select specific gadgets for your desktop.
Touch If you've got a touch-screen monitor, you can just touch your computer screen for a more direct and natural way to work. Use your fingers to scroll, resize windows, play media, and pan and zoom.
Keyboard shortcuts Keyboard combinations of two or more keys that, when pressed, can be used to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to interact with your computer, saving you time and effort.
Sticky Keys Instead of having to press three keys at once (such as when you must press the CTRL, ALT, and DELETE keys simultaneously to log on to Windows), you can press one key at a time when Sticky Keys is turned on.
Mouse Keys Instead of using the mouse, you can use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad to move the pointer.
Filter Keys Ignore keystrokes that occur in rapid succession and keystrokes that are held down for several seconds unintentionally.
Visual Notifications Replace system sounds with visual cues, such as a flash on the screen, so system alerts are announced with visual notifications instead of sounds.
Captions Get information via animations and video that some programs use to indicate that activity is happening on your computer.


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