Details about accessibility options in Windows® 7
What are the features of accessibility options in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is new Operating System from Microsoft that includes accessibility options and programs that make it easier to see, hear and use the computer including ways to personalize it. Windows 7 includes significant accessibility improvements as compared to the other editions. Magnifier now includes a lens mode and full screen mode which will really impress you. An onscreen Keyboard can be resized to make it easier to view and includes Text Prediction. Windows 7 also gives you more ways to interact with the PC by taking advantage of new strides in speech recognition and touch technology. The Ease of Access Center provides a convenient, centralized place to locate accessibility settings and programs to make the computer easier to use.
Here are the features, benefits and tips to use accessibility options in Windows 7:
- Tips to use
The accessibility options in Windows 7 includes key features such as speech, magnifier, onscreen keyboard, narrator and visual notifications. Speech Recognition in Windows 7 allows you to command the PC with your voice including the capability to dictate on almost any application. Magnifier enlarges portions of the screen making it easier to see text and images and view the whole screen easily. An onscreen keyboard displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys available. Windows comes with a basic screen reader known as Narrator, which reads text on the screen and describes some events such as error messages appearing that happen while the person is using the computer.
You can dictate documents and e-mail and surfing the Internet by saying what is displayed on the screen using speech recognition. Magnifier in Windows 7 now includes full screen mode, lens mode and docked mode. Instead of relying on the physical keyboard to type and enter data, the user can use onscreen keyboard to select keys using the mouse or some other pointing device. Narrator facility is also very beneficial for users.
The accessibility options in Windows 7 operating system are easily found via the Control Panel. Their functions range from allowing the mouse easier to read, to making the text easier to read, controlling the mouse with the keyboard, controlling keyboard shortcuts, to having Windows turn on Narrator to read the text aloud. These accessibility functions can help adjust ergonomic issues and for personal physical impairments such as poor eyesight.
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