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Join Date: Feb 2009
Exploiting the accessibility options
If you have a visual impairment, hearing or motor, you may find it hard to use your computer. Windows offers accessibility options that can help you use your computer more comfortably.
It is thus possible to increase the size of all items on the screen, use a combination of colors and fonts to enhance contrast, to have a lens to magnify a specific item to replace the alert sound by visual warnings, etc. ...
In short, lots of tools to greatly improve life on your computer. Increase the windows size and character:
Better identify the elements:
- Click the right mouse button on a free space of desktop and choose the Properties command.
- The dialog Display Properties window opens. Then open the Settings tab and then click the Advanced button.
- In the Display section, then scroll down the list and select the DPI setting option Large size.
- Click OK and then click the Apply button.
- Ignore copying files to use the existing files by clicking the Yes button.
- Then click the Close button and restart your computer when Windows asks you. The size of windows and characters then increased.
To help you better identify the different elements on the screen, you can use combinations of colors and fonts that increase the contrast and thus allow easy reading.
- Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
- Then double click on the Accessibility Options icon.
- In the window that appears Accessibility Options, open the View tab.
- In the category High Contrast, select the Use High Contrast.
- Then click the Settings button, then select a pattern of high contrast in the appropriate list. Then click the OK button.
- Then click the Apply button to use the new scheme of contrast.
- If necessary, choose another plan by clicking again on the Settings button. Then press OK to.