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Narrator Home: Everything you need in one location
Narrator Home gives you everything you need in one place.
How do you stay focused when working from home?
Share your tips! How do you stay focused when working from home? Download the Essential Guide to Working from Home: https://wincomm-cdn-prod-westus.azureedge.net/pdfs/essential-guide-to-working-from-home.pdf
How about creating audio instruction books/guidelines?
I am using the new build of Windows 10 with really good assistive technologies. I wonder whether it would be possible to provide audio instruction leaflets for those users who have visual impairments. The new Narrator is great; surely we can improve on this by offering an audio clip. Perhaps something to consider for future builds. Many thanks.
Inclusion for all disabilities 🤩💯✔
Many contributors on this platform recognise and applaud the 'Ease of Access' features on Windows 10. Microsoft teams are to be congratulated 👏 with a personal thank you for me. From my very latest experience helping another visually impaired User to use Word in particular the screen reader and Narrator, I have the impression (I could be wrong) that marketing/raising awareness to disabled users could and should be improved. By way of explanation, the other day, I was able to assist a colleague to create a simple Word document. Imagine please 😊 'Anne' sitting at her desktop with the landline telephone stuck to my ear and my colleague doing the same in her own home. Although it was a prolonged process, I was able to help her discover some of the basic features such 'read aloud' and Narrator. When I discussed this experience with a community group, some people that they were 'afraid of breaking their computers' and not being adventurous enough because they were unsure of what they were doing. Something about technophobia perhaps. I replied that they would have to hit their computers with a very heavy item to break them. I also mentioned that operating systems are usually reliable and have their internal routines to resolve faults/errors. One person said that computers are an enigma to him. I replied that it is an enigma to me at times 😊 🤣. But, there was a general sense from this conversation that computer technology was for the 'clever people' and those who had all their faculties. I disavowed that presumption with my colleagues/acquaintances. Quite strongly actually. But it has made me think about how we can change this 'perception'. So, I am challenging Microsoft (respectfully of course 🤩😊) to comprehensively engage with users who have disabilities ; raising their awareness of the opportunities that information technology affords. FAO Moderator - please do not hesitate to socialise this with MS colleagues. Many thanks all 🙏😊
Windows 10 S May 2019 Update?
So I have had some security issues recently. I bought a new laptop PC specifically with windows 10 S. I see a lot of threads downplaying it’s functionality/usefulness - but for me, in this moment, the more secure the better. When I went to update my new laptop, it stopped updating at the 1809 windows update. Is there a 1903 windows update coming for S or is that only if I convert to windows 10 Home? I’d like to avoid conversion until/if I feel it truly necessary .. but would also like the latest windows features and updates. Any news/info? Thanks for any reply!
Do you find yourself talking directly to your computer? 🤨
I have a tendency to talk to my computer. May sound a bit daft! 🤨 If I am under pressure for whatever reason, or I am searching for a reference and cannot find it, I talk AT my computer - most likely with exasperation that anything else; not that this helps me to find the resource any quicker though. If I have the radio on in the background and the news is being broadcasted, I most definitely voice my opinion on the subject matter to my computer (which thankfully remains silent - unless Narrator is switched on). 😲 Then that becomes a whole different ball game if I am working on a Word document. 🤣 Has being on lockdown changed your behaviour towards your computer? If we have a more extended lockdown and have to work from home for a prolonged period of time, will this influence/change our working behaviours? Your PoV please 😀 Keep well.
See your computer screen in greater detail with Magnifier
Magnifier in Windows 10 makes reading easier by allowing you to enlarge text and images for a closer look.
Is CORTANA going to be geared only for those with Office 365? If so why can't we have a version separate from Office 365?
Which apps do you use more now?
Hi all! Which Microsoft Apps have you been using more now than you did before? 🤔 Personally, I have been using Microsoft To-Do to stay on top of my tasks. BTW I work at MSFT and I'm curious to know which apps have been getting you through your day-to-day 😊
How Windows OS is better for people with disabilities
Do you know how Windows OS is better to interacts with the tools, devices, equipment, apps, or gadgets designed for people with disabilities. I want to learn more about it to help them see the world through a "window", have the same opportunity to access the information & technology to improve their knowledge and insights. I have read the basic features on Windows OS and this articles: https://blogs.microsoft.com/accessibility/windows-developer-quietly-creates-apps-to-help-people-with-disabilities-communicate/ https://news.microsoft.com/features/the-power-of-technology-for-people-with-disabilities/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows?activetab=pivot_1%3aprimaryr2 But still interesting to know your sharing from the real world, maybe from people around you. How technology empowering them.
Also, when minimized Narrator Home goes into your system tray, so you won’t need to navigate around it when using Alt + Tab to switch between things. Read by sentence. Narrator can now read next, current, and previous sentences. Read by sentence is available whenever you use a keyboard, touch, or braille.
The links at Narrator Home include QuickStart, Narrator guide (which takes you to this online user guide), What’s New, Settings, and Feedback. You can also control whether Narrator Home opens when Narrator starts in Narrator settings or by using the checkbox on Narrator home. Two ways to start and stop Narrator
Start or stop Narrator. There are three ways to turn Narrator on or off: In Windows 10, press Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter on your keyboard. In earlier versions of Windows, you may need to press Windows logo key + Enter. On the sign-in screen, select the Ease of access button in the lower-right corner, and turn on the toggle under Narrator.
Press the Xbox button to open the guide, and then select Profile & system > Settings. Select Ease of Access > Narrator, and then select Narrator on. Choose Narrator options, and then do any of the following: Choose a voice. Set the Narrator key. Use the sliders to adjust volume, speed, and pitch.