Ease of Access & Accessibility Tools in Windows 10

Windows 10    |    Intermediate
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Windows 10 includes a number of tools to make it accessible to everyone. Discover how to activate and use the Windows 10 accessibility tools to assist users with physical, visual, and hearing impairments.


  • Activating the voice recognition feature
    Using the voice recognition feature
    Activating & customizing the narrator
  • Activating Windows features for visually-impaired users
    Activating Windows features for users with physical or motor skill impairments
    Activating Windows features for hard-of-hearing users


  • 3m 27s
    The voice recognition tool can be used to control your device with just your voice. Before using this feature to perform actions in Windows 10, however, it needs to be switched on. FREE ACCESS
  • 2m 32s
    Once the voice recognition tool has been activated in Windows 10, you can begin to use it. There are a number of different commands that can be used to navigate between the different menus and open applications, folders and files. It is even possible to browse the internet using only your voice. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Activating & customizing the narrator in Windows 10
    3m 49s
    The narrator tool in Windows 10 is intended to help users who have trouble seeing the screen. It is a computerized voice that reads out the different elements that appear on the screen: the movement of your cursor, the website or application that you've selected, etc. The user can select the voice that is used, which elements are read by the narrator, and even the keyboard shortcuts which control the tool. You can also change the speed and register/tone of the narrator's voice. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Activating Windows features for visually-impaired users in Windows 10
    3m 48s
    Windows 10 comes complete with a number of tools that can help users who struggle to see what is on the screen. The magnifier tool can be used to zoom in to a particular area on the screen. Apply a high contrast theme to make the items on the screen stand out more or activate visual and sound notifications to help guide actions performed on the screen. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Activating Windows features for users with physical or motor skill impairments in Windows 10
    4m 8s
    There are some actions - such as dragging and dropping and shortcuts - in Windows 10 that can be difficult to perform with a mouse and keyboard. It is however possible to simplify these actions. The on-screen keyboard can be used to insert words using only your mouse, while keyboard shortcuts can be simplified by removing the need to hold down multiple keys at once. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Activating Windows features for hard-of-hearing users in Windows 10
    2m 22s
    Windows 10 features a number of tools that can help those who are hard of hearing. These tools - including flashing toolbars and captions - can be activated and deactivated via the Ease of Access menu. FREE ACCESS


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