Accessibility

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Solutions for making computers and tablets more accessible for people with disabilities.

Enabling pointer trails

Pointer trails can make the mouse pointer much easier to see and follow. This tutorial shows how to […]

Use a switch in the place of the mouse button

Many people find it difficult to use the mouse buttons. One way of solving this problem is to […]

Windows 8 Double-Clicking Speed

A double-click should be performed in pretty much exactly half a second. If you find this difficult to […]

Using keyboard shortcuts

This page explains how computers can be accessed using keyboard shortcuts which, when combined with a mouse, can […]

Windows 10 Mouse Settings (left/right buttons)

If you are left-handed then you will benefit from having a mouse that fits your hand (many are designed […]

How screens work

By knowing a little about how screens work and Windows displays itself you can make better decisions as […]

Windows 7 to Include Free Improved Magnifier

Great news for visually impaired computer users. The basic Windows Magnifier utility that has been knocking around since […]

Video of Windows 7 On Screen Keyboard

I’ve spent part of today making this video demonstrating the new features of the Windows 7 on-screen keyboard. […]

The seemingly straightforward ‘switch’ can open up a whole new world for people with physical or cognitive difficulties. These pages […]

Filter Keys is a free Windows feature that helps individuals who press the wrong keys while typing due to tremor or mild incoordination.

Windows allows you to adjust the keyboard repeat rate to avoid accidental doubling-up of letters. If this does not meet your needs then Windows also offers a more specialist Slow Keys feature.