To the great relief of those who have to grab for a pair of glasses to see the fine print in contracts, coding, or even control buttons in applications, and for those whose fingers don't have the dexterity they used to, Windows has a number of solutions. Check these tips for the Magnifier, Sticky Keys for those with keyboard problems, the Narrator to have passages of text read out loud to you, and Toggle Keys to save you from accidental key-presses that cause what you wish hadn't.
Tips, Tricks, and Answers
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Adjusting Display Magnification
Sometimes our eyes fail us, or what we're trying to read is just too small to make out comfortably. Fortunately, Windows comes with a built-in magnifier that is explained in this tip.
Adjusting Hearing Settings in the Ease of Access Center
If you have hearing difficulties that affect your ability to use your computer, Windows 10's Ease of Access Center can help make your computer easier to use. From showing audio alerts visually to closed captions, you'll be able to know what is going on.
Adjusting Interaction Settings in the Ease of Access Center
Windows 10's Ease of Access Center allows you to configure your computer to be easier to use if you have certain impairments, using different interaction devices. With modifications such as Sticky Keys to Eye Control you can access your computer in a manner that is best for you.
Applying Color Filters
Windows 10 Ease of Access settings offer a wide range of settings that are aimed at helping users of all types use their computers better and more comfortably. One area of the Ease of Access settings can be helpful for those with color blindness or visual problems.
Getting Narration through the Ease of Access Center
If you are blind or have a severe vision impairment, the Narrator feature provided in the Ease of Access Center found in Windows 10 can help you out. With the Narrator you can have your computer read to you what is on your screen.
Getting to Know the Ease of Access Center
Do you have hearing, vision, or mobility impartments? Windows 10 offers a range of modifications in the Ease of Access Center that allow you to make your computer more accessible.
Keeping Track Of Your Timeline
Sometimes you need to go back and revisit an activity you were doing from a couple of days ago. With the new Timeline feature of Windows 10 April 2018 update, you can easily find the activity you were working on and continue where you left off.
Read Aloud with Magnifier
Sometimes for comprehension it works better to have something read out loud. Have what you are reading read out loud to you using the Magnifier tool in Windows 10.
Rolling Back a Driver
Sometimes when you update a driver, you find that your computer is performing worse than it did before the update. Fortunately, you can easily roll back your driver to a previous version.
Using an On-Screen Keyboard
For people who find it difficult to use a mechanical keyboard, the on-screen keyboard may provide an acceptable alternative. This tip describes how to use it.
Using Sticky Keys
Sticky Keys is an accessibility feature designed for people who have trouble holding down two or more keys simultaneously. This tip describes how to use this feature.
Using the Magnifier
With high-resolution screens it can be a stretch, at times, to see some small detail on the Windows desktop. Fortunately, there is a quick shortcut that allows you to zoom in on even the smallest details on your desktop.
Using the Narrator
The Narrator is an accessibility feature designed for people who have trouble reading text that's on the screen. Turning Narrator on tells Windows to read text to you so that you don't have to try reading it yourself.
Using Toggle Keys
Toggle Keys is an accessibility feature that can help you realize when you've pressed one of the "lock" keys on your keyboard. This tip describes the feature and shows how to turn it on and off.
Remembering volume conversions can be tricky. Fortunately, the Windows 10 calculator offers volume conversion capabilities.