Answered By: Jamie Haddix
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2023     Views: 20

Overview of accessibility features in Windows 10 & 11

Adapted from Accessibility in Windows 10 & 11.

The Discover Windows accessibility features provides resources for vision, hearing, dexterity, mobility, focus and using windows with a screen reader for Windows 10 & 11.

The Center can be accessed by going to Start Menu -- Control Panel --Ease of Access Center.

It includes the following:

  • 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 errors that happen while  you're using the computer.
  • Speech Recognition: Enables you to interact with your computer using only your voice while maintaining your productivity.
  • Font Size: Lets you make text and objects larger and easier to see.
  • Personalization: You can add personal touch by changing computers sound, color and font size.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to interact with your computer with two or more keys when pressed that can typically be a mouse.
  • Keyboard and Mouse Utilities: Sticky Keys lets you press keys sequentially instead of having to press two or more keys at once. Filter Keys ignores keystrokes that occur when held down for several seconds unintentionally. Mouse Keys lets  you use the arrow keys on the numeric keyboard to move the pointer, click and drag.
  • 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.

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