Accessibility Features of Windows
Ease of Access - Interaction
In the settings of your Windows PC/Laptop, you will find Ease of Access here is where you can adjust the settings on your computer to make it more accessible to your needs, these settings are broken down into 3 sections: Vision, Hearing & Interaction.
To customize your settings in Windows and some Windows apps, select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Select the settings you want and adjust to your preference.
These settings are for Windows 10 at college, if you are wanting to adjust your computer at home and you are on Windows 11, select the button below for more information and help.
- Speech – Make your device easier to use if you have limited reach or strength, Dictate text and control your device using only your voice using speech recognition. Find out more: Use voice recognition in Windows 10 (Microsoft support site)
- Keyboard – Make it easier to type and use keyboard shortcuts, activate an on-screen keyboard, Sticky Keys so you only have to press one key at a time for shortcuts, Toggle Keys to play a sound whenever you press Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock and Filter Keys to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes and change keyboard repeat rates. Find out more: Use the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) to type (Microsoft support site)
- Mouse – Make it easier to see and control the mouse cursor and control your mouse with a keypad. Find out more: Make your mouse, keyboard, and other input devices easier to use (Microsoft support site)
- Eye Control – Use eye-tracking technology to control the mouse, type using an on-screen keyboard and communicate with people using text-to-speech Get started with eye control in Windows 10 (Microsoft support site)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where can I find out more information on Windows accessibility features?
You can find out more information here on Microsoft’s support website and YouTube Playlist:
Make it easier to focus on tasks (Microsft support site)
Where can I go to find more support with Microsoft products?
You can find out more information and support on Microsoft’s website: