Accessibility

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

The following articles are available for the 'Accessibility' topic. Click the article''s title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

    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.

    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.

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