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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.
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!
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?
Smile, A great new innovation to make CC work with the mic..
Would it be so awesome to make a game/platform work along side with the microphone as is in using "CC" as some would know what that means, it refers to Close captions that most see on their T.V. or Roku, etc. Having this would open up a much needed device for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing world, just think that Microsoft would be the first in doing so...it is a major plus for those who now are in a HUGE multi-player realm playing as a soldier or any team/squad games, you would be doing the deaf/HH world a huge favor, just because we can not hear does not make us any less but a unique person who is able to uses their loss as a gain in being much more in-depth in their surroundings...therefore you would open up a whole new frontier in doing so...Thanks for reading this....
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.
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.
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.
Why ? Have not anyone come up with a solution...?
Hello...Greeting smile!! Yes, that is a question, Why not ? Just think of the powerful impact this would have... 1. To be able to use headset/mic in a gaming world,working with the "CC" that is short for "Close Captions", as you see on most T.V. platforms for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing world. But, does it end there, NO it does not... 2. While yet it is a small spectrum of people who rely on having to read lips or a simple text messages on their phones/T.V. It does not stop there, for example...one could be of a different nationality ,not knowing the language/s of whom they are trying to listen to and how to gain a understanding of... could simply put on the headset with a mic, and presto the language/s can be understood by both parties, because of the languages barrier/s is now understood as a 'minor obsequy"....Now no longer is there a barrier to not understand a unknown language/s. 3. Or simply wanting to have no sound, but just a text messages ,and a piece of mind knowingly that you will have a record of the conversation/s with... *the market is open to something new and bold. Why not give this a starter in an known format as in CC. Thank you for reading this, And please help those who have great ideas...to better the world now and tomorrow.
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.
Accessibility features on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One * Create a custom controller experience that is uniquely yours The Xbox Adaptive Controller connects to external switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to help make gaming more accessible.
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.
Accessibility support for Windows. On this page, you'll find links to topics about Windows accessibility features and tools. These features and tools make Windows more accessible and easier to use for everyone. If you don't find the help you need here, please visit the Disability Answer Desk.