How to enable Windows Accessibility Settings

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Microsoft has introduced a collection of Windows Accessibility Settings to make their popular operating system usable for those who would otherwise struggle. Designed to help users with a multitude of impairments, these Windows 10 enhancements are important tools to consider.

However, most of these settings aren't enabled by default which is an issue for many users. Thankfully, activating these accessibility tools is a fairly simple task.

Nevertheless, finding the Windows Accessibility settings is searchable on the Start menu. As long as the Settings app can be accessed, tweaking the Accessibility features will be a cinch. 

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Here’s how to enable the Accessibility settings on your Windows 10. 

How to find Accessibility Settings in Windows 10 

To get started, follow these steps to quickly find Windows Accessibility Settings: 

  1. Open your Start menu and search for the Settings app 
  2. The Settings app and access the Ease of Access options 
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The Ease of Access tab contains many features that customize Windows 10 to become more accessible. From mouse pointer customization to closed captioning, these Windows Accessibility can help make computing tolerable for those who usually struggle.

READ MORE: How to enable Mac Accessibility Options.

What Ease of Use Options does Windows 10 have?

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Inside the Ease of Access options, Microsoft has included features categorised by Vision, Hearing, and Interaction. In the Vision settings, users can modify sizes for text and cursor. Additionally, Windows has a Narrator feature that dictates every desktop action. Meanwhile, Windows' Hearing features can add closed captions where audio cues are explained through subtitles.

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Lastly, Windows 10 Interaction settings provide ways to use the Windows 10 desktop even when missing a peripheral. With speech to text features, on-screen keyboards, and num-pad mouse controls, there's a lot of ways to make the OS usable.

However, setting up Windows to accomodate certain disabilities can be tricky. Fortunately, Windows also has an online resource to help that will help you to tweak Windows Accessibility Settings to the most compatible version for yourself.

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