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Windows 10 closed captions ease access to video
Many people find closed captioning helpful not only when watching videos, but also when using a PC. Windows includes several settings to make computer work easier when hearing is difficult.
Windows Narrator reads screens for people with low vision
Windows Narrator, a full-featured screen reader, is one of numerous assistive tools and features built in to Windows. Learn how to personalize it to your preferences.
Request/suggestion for a specified sound for system updates
This morning I experienced a download which (for whatever reason) did not complete. So, I used settings and downloaded again. 😀 All went well. However, I would not have known that there was a special icon at the bottom of my screen indicating 'attention' except for a family member mentioning this. For the future releases is it possible to include sounds which assist the visually impaired to respond to 'system attentions' 🤔 - would be helpful # JustAsking 😀
I can't activate Windows 10 after hard drive switch.
I was given this desktop computer by a kind person in my community, and I pulled the original hard drive and gave it to them for thier security and installed a new one myself. I then installed Windows 10 from a copy that my old boss at a local computer shop provided me for free, no product key of course though. I installed the Windows 10 Pro OS and tried to get it activated so I could use the wide range of features available once activated but failed to get it done before it went limited setting. I recently spoke with a kind microsoft rep. online about another issue and brought up my issue with activation he gave me a screenshot and link for an accessibilities options for people with disabilities program that was over but assured me that I fit all the criteria nessessary to get my copy of Windows 10 activated free but I've had nothing but headaches and redirects that have consumed many hours of my time to no avail! I'm on a very fixed income and require activation for my O/S ASAP! Can anybody assisst me in finding a way to access this program and get actived please the limited mode is extemly frustrating to use the link I was given is- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade. Thank You!
Quick Start Guide to Windows 10
Whether you’re picking up a Windows device for the first time or you’re a long-time computer user transitioning from Windows 7, here’s what you need to get up and running on Windows 10 quick and easy.
Ease of Access: Keyboard Shortcuts
You can turn certain Ease of Access features on or off on your computer by using a keyboard shortcut. Press SHIFT five times for StickyKeys. Press LEFT ALT + LEFT SHIFT + PRTSCRN for High Contrast. Press LEFT ALT + LEFT SHIFT + NUMLOCK for MouseKeys. Hold RIGHT SHIFT for 8 seconds for FilterKeys. Hold NUM LOCK for 5 seconds for ToggleKeys. Press WINDOWS LOGO + CTRL + C for colour filters. Press WINDOWS LOGO + CTRL + S for Windows Speech Recognition. Press WINDOWS LOGO + CTRL + O for On-Screen Keyboard. Press WINDOWS LOGO + PLUS SIGN (+) for Magnifier. Press WINDOWS LOGO + CTRL + ENTER for Narrator.
Office Lens and Immersive Reader
One of my favorite accessibility tools to use with my family is immersive reader and Office Lens in OneNote. My mom only speaks Spanish and sometimes she find flyers or information in papers that she can’t understand. I tough her how scanning a paper through office lens and saving it in her OneNote allows her to then translate the content to Spanish. She even practices her English pronunciation with Immersive Reader. Did anyone else knew you could do that? How else have you all use this?
Starting Magnifier Before or After Sign-in
Magnifier is an accessibility tool that allows you to enlarge your screen to see things bigger. If you want to allow your computer to start Magnifier automatically: 1. Press WINDOWS LOGO + U. 2. Click Magnifier. 3. Do the following: - If you want to start Magnifier after you sign in, click to put a tick in the box on "Start Magnifier after sign-in". - If you want to start Magnifier before you sign in, click to put a tick in the box on "Start Magnifier before sign-in for everyone". This is useful if you're sharing your computer with another user.
Explaining Edge Dev as DWB
Windows 10's default web browser is Edge (Chromium), which in this discussion will be called Edge GA (General Accessibility). The Edge "Insider" Dev Channel can, also, be run side-by-side with GA. Dev is stable & updates wkly. It has Features & abilities and flags that make it VERY exciting & enticing to use. It even has the Widget. It can be used constantly, same as GA. So, if using Dev due to all it offers, instead of GA, Win10 lets one pick its Default Web Browser. Make it Edge Dev. > Settings > Apps > Default Apps, scroll down to Web Browser & set it to Edge Dev. You can grab Dev here https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download I have Edge GA, Dev & Canary, but use Dev & use it as the DWB. Cheers, Drew
Edge side scroll bar
I wonder how many users actually find the thin scrollbar at the side easier to use than the normal wider, fixed width type? Personally, I find it fiddly and irritating. Yes, I could use the older browser or a different brand, but this feature is hardly a accessibility advantage, is it. Personally, if I was designing the feature, I would retain the tried and trusted wider type and make it semi-transparent. The user would always be able to see the scrollbar, access it quickly and easily and still see anything under it. Perhaps MS should offer the option of 'keep it thick' by default and see how many users change it to 'thin but expanding' as it is now.
AI for Accessibility. Microsoft is committed to revolutionizing access to technology for people living with disabilities—impacting employment and quality of life for more than a billion people in the world.
Microsoft accessibility features. There is no limit to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all who use it. Read on to find out how people at home, school, and work can achieve more with the built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies.
Windows 10 Accessibility Features. Windows 10 brings meaningful innovation to all people, whether you have a disability, a personal preference, or a unique work style. With a robust set of built-in and third-party accessibility features, Windows 10 lets you choose how to interact with your screen, express ideas, and get work done.
Ability Summit is a two-day, free digital event experience that brings together people with disabilities, allies, and accessibility professionals to Imagine, Build, Include, and Empower the future of disability inclusion and accessibility. On-demand video content coming soon.