Configuring Windows for people who have a mobility impairment

People who have motion-related disabilities can use Windows to configure their computer system to provide a more comfortable computing environment and help minimize the impact of mobility impairments on their work.

Keyboard, part of the Printers and Other Hardware category in Control Panel, provides keyboard layouts for users of alternative keyboards. This is especially useful for those who type with one hand.

Mouse, part of the Printers and Other Hardware category in Control Panel, configures the mouse for right-handed or left-handed users; adjusts double-click speed, pointer speed, and acceleration; and causes the mouse pointer to go directly to default buttons in dialog boxes.

FilterKeys

Using FilterKeys, located in Accessibility Options in Control Panel, you can tell Windows to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes.

Step-by-step procedure

MouseKeys

Using MouseKeys, located in Accessibility Options in Control Panel, you can control the pointer with the numeric keypad on your keyboard.

Step-by-step procedure

On-Screen Keyboard

On-Screen Keyboard users can type using a pointing device.

Additional information

SerialKeys

SerialKeys, located in Accessibility Options in Control Panel, provides alternative access to keyboard and mouse features.

Step-by-step procedure

StickyKeys

StickyKeys, located in Accessibility Options in Control Panel, enables you to press the SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, or key, and have it remain active until another key is pressed.

Step-by-step procedure

The accessibility tools that ship with Windows are intended to provide a minimum level of functionality for users with special needs. Most users with disabilities will need utility programs with more advanced functionality for daily use. For information about accessibility products and aids for Windows operating systems, see the accessibility page on the Microsoft Web site.

Accessibility Wizard

Utility Manager overview



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