9. Operating system assistance

making computers easier to useModern operating system allow many adjustments to be made to make the computer a bit simpler to use given some specific difficulties. For example, see the options provided in Windows opposite.

You will find these under Control Panel Personalisation, 'Ease of Access Center'' option.

The operating system helps with

Visual assistance

For poor eyesight - by making text larger and optimising the clarity of the text or for complete blindness allow for using the computer without a display.

Hearing assistance

You can choose to use text or visual warnings instead of the usual alarm sounds.

Motor assistance

You can select the sensitivity of the mouse or use a different pointing device. For typing, the behaviour of the keyboard can be adjusted.

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