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1 Accessibility For ALL - Windows Wendy Homlish CLIU 21

2 Control Panel Accessibility options Accessibility options

3 Accessibility Options Control Panel

4 Accessibility Wizard

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6 Visual Accommodations Reduce background clutter Reduce background clutter Increase icon size Increase icon size Cursor changes Cursor changes Mouse enlargement Mouse enlargement Magnifier Magnifier Screen resolution Screen resolution Color changes Color changes

7 Clutter…..This??

8 Or THIS??

9 Reduce Background Clutter

10 Display and Appearance – Control Panel – Display – Large Fonts

11 Enlarge Icons

12 Screen Resolution

13 Enlarge/Change Cursor

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16 High Contrast

17 Contrast and Color

18 Magnifier Can position, invert display colors, change magnification level, set tracking options, set size of window Can position, invert display colors, change magnification level, set tracking options, set size of window Found in Found in –Start –Programs –Accessories –Accessibility

19 Magnifier

20 Hearing Accommodations SoundSentry SoundSentry –visual warnings for system sounds ShowSounds ShowSounds –captions are displayed for speech and sounds in programs that provide them. Volume control Volume control

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23 Keyboard Sticky keys Sticky keys Filter keys Filter keys Keyboard shortcuts – tab to go thru kb Keyboard shortcuts – tab to go thru kb Arrow key-tab = windows key Arrow key-tab = windows key Mouse keys Mouse keys Onscreen keyboard Onscreen keyboard

24 Keyboard Accessibility Options

25 Keyboard Repeat rate Repeat rate Blinking cursor rate Blinking cursor rate Sticky Keys Sticky Keys Filter Keys Filter Keys Mouse Keys Mouse Keys Try it out! Try it out!

26 Keyboard Properties (Control Panel)

27 Sticky Keys

28 Repeat rate

29 Onscreen Keyboard Start Start Programs Programs Accessibility Accessibility Onscreen Keyboard Onscreen Keyboard

30 Onscreen Keyboard – Scanning Mode Use Scanning Mode On-Screen Keyboard is a utility that displays a virtual keyboard on the computer screen. You can use scanning mode in On-Screen Keyboard, continually scanning the keyboard and highlighting areas where you can type keyboard characters by pressing a hot key or using a switch input device. Use Scanning Mode On-Screen Keyboard is a utility that displays a virtual keyboard on the computer screen. You can use scanning mode in On-Screen Keyboard, continually scanning the keyboard and highlighting areas where you can type keyboard characters by pressing a hot key or using a switch input device. Use Scanning Mode Use Scanning Mode

31 Onscreen Keyboard Options Enhanced/standard Enhanced/standard Settings – selections method Settings – selections method –Hover (time) –Click –Joystick or key to select Font options Font options

32 Onscreen Keyboard - Dwell

33 Onscreen KB - Scan

34 Mouse Alternatives

35 Mouse… Control Panel Control Panel Mouse Mouse Can change… Can change… –Reverse the Function of the Right and Left Mouse Buttons For accessibility needs, or for lefthanded mouse use, you can reverse the buttons and use the right mouse button as the primary button..

36 Mouse Options Adjust the DoubleClick Speed of the Mouse You can adjust the doubleclick speed of the mouse to make it respond faster or slower to meet your accessibility needs. Adjust the DoubleClick Speed of the Mouse You can adjust the doubleclick speed of the mouse to make it respond faster or slower to meet your accessibility needs.

37 More mouse options…. ClickLock: Highlight or Drag Without Holding Down the Mouse Button To highlight or drag items without holding the mouse button, you can select the ClickLock option ClickLock: Highlight or Drag Without Holding Down the Mouse Button To highlight or drag items without holding the mouse button, you can select the ClickLock option Choose a Pointer Scheme You can choose a pointer schemea predefined set of mouse pointers, such as Magnified or Windows Black (extra large)to increase visibility of the mouse pointer on your screen. Choose a Pointer Scheme You can choose a pointer schemea predefined set of mouse pointers, such as Magnified or Windows Black (extra large)to increase visibility of the mouse pointer on your screen.

38 More mouse options…. Select a Pointer Speed Pointer speed relates to the distance that the pointer moves respective to the distance that the mouse or trackball moves. Select a Pointer Speed Pointer speed relates to the distance that the pointer moves respective to the distance that the mouse or trackball moves. SnapTo: Move Pointer to the Default Button in a Dialog Box You can choose to have the pointer move to the default button in a dialog box so it is easier to see which button or option has focus and will be activated when you press ENTER. SnapTo: Move Pointer to the Default Button in a Dialog Box You can choose to have the pointer move to the default button in a dialog box so it is easier to see which button or option has focus and will be activated when you press ENTER.

39 More mouse options…. Display Pointer Trails For better visibility of the mouse pointer, you can set Windows XP to display pointer trails on Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screens. Display Pointer Trails For better visibility of the mouse pointer, you can set Windows XP to display pointer trails on Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screens. Hide the Pointer While Typing For better visibility of your document while you work especially if you use an enlarged mouse pointer or a pointer scheme, you can set Windows XP to hide the mouse pointer while you type. Hide the Pointer While Typing For better visibility of your document while you work especially if you use an enlarged mouse pointer or a pointer scheme, you can set Windows XP to hide the mouse pointer while you type.

40 More mouse options…. Show Location of Pointer You can use a brief animation to help you quickly locate the pointer on your screen while you work. Show Location of Pointer You can use a brief animation to help you quickly locate the pointer on your screen while you work.

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42 Calculator Start Start Programs Programs Accessories Accessories Calculator Calculator Standard or scientific Standard or scientific

43 Calculator

44 Completing Worksheets w/Calculator

45 Pictures for folders Help with organization and memory issues Help with organization and memory issues Desktop Desktop Right Click on Folder Image Right Click on Folder Image Properties Properties Customize Customize Folder pictures vs. ICONS Folder pictures vs. ICONS

46 Customize Folders

47 Learning…. Find text Find text –Control – F –Type in what you want to find –Works in all Windows Applications –Option to replace (i.e. replace all occurrences of “happy” with “elated”) –Also good learning tool for students who use the same word over and over again

48 Read Text Aloud Narrator Narrator Free readers Free readers –WordTalk –Natural Reader –ReadPlease –PowerTalk (for PowerPoint only) –ClickSpeak (for Firefox browser) –BrowseAloud (for internet) –SayzMe

49 Tools in MS Word Font Changes for easier reading Font Changes for easier reading Color Changes for reading/organizing Color Changes for reading/organizing Highlighting for studying Highlighting for studying Spell-check/Grammar Check Spell-check/Grammar Check AutoSummarize AutoSummarize Toolbar options (declutter) Toolbar options (declutter) Line/word/letter spacing Line/word/letter spacing Forms Forms

50 More Word Tools… Lookup – dictionary, thesaurus, synonym, antonym, Lookup – dictionary, thesaurus, synonym, antonym, Task Pane Task Pane –Encyclopedia –Research –Pronunciation –Definitions –Translation to other languages

51 More Word Tools.. Readability statistics Readability statistics Views Views Templates Templates Wizards Wizards Word Count Word Count Commenting (voice or text) Commenting (voice or text) Hyperlinks (to other documents, web sites, etc) Hyperlinks (to other documents, web sites, etc)

52 So how do we know what’s best? Assessment tools Assessment tools Formal assessment tools Formal assessment tools Planned trials with data and documentation Planned trials with data and documentation


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