A Guide to Transitioning to Windows 7 for People with Disabilities

Transitioning to a new operating system is challenging, particularly for people with disabilities who rely on important accessibility features. People tend to grow comfortable with their current operating system and resist upgrading. However, not upgrading to Windows 7 means missing out on the many compelling features that help make this version of Windows fast, easy to use, easy to customize, and accessible.

One of the main goals of the Windows 7 engineering teams was to make Windows 7 as accessible as possible for users with disabilities. At every phase of development—through design, implementation, and testing—each team kept the needs of all users in mind, integrating accessible design principles into each feature of Windows 7.

This guide will help you with the transition by explaining how some of the most prominent features have changed from previous versions of Windows, including the Start menu, the taskbar, and Windows Explorer.

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