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HP PCs - Windows 10 Accessibility Options

This document is for HP computers with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
Windows 10 offers a variety of accessibility tools to customize your computer so it is easier to use.
Ease of Access
Accessibility tools provide options for people who have learning, vision, hearing, and mobility impairments. Use the narrator feature to have text read to you. Use the speech recognition feature to control your computer with voice commands or convert speech to text so you do not need to type. Activate keyboard and visual features to make navigating your computer easier.
You can turn on several accessibility options from Ease of Access, a central location for features such as Narrator, Magnifier, Closed captions, and High contrast. See the following sections for these and other accessibility options.
Open Ease of Access
Open Ease of Access before signing in for common access settings like Narrator, High Contrast, and Magnifier. Open Ease of Access after signing in for a full menu of access options.
Set the computer to read on-screen text aloud with Narrator
Narrator is a screen-reading app that reads on-screen text aloud in some applications and programs. Narrator lets you use your computer without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if you are blind or have low vision. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the Internet, use apps, and work with documents. Where available, Audio Description describes what is happening in videos.
For additional information about using Narrator, go to Microsoft document Get Started with Narrator (in English).
Use Cortana personal digital assistant with speech recognition
Cortana personal digital assistant with speech recognition can help you perform a variety of tasks. In addition, if you have a Windows phone or Cortana for iPhone or Android, you can set Cortana to sync notifications between your computer and your phone.
  note:
For Business computers on IT managed systems, Cortana may be disabled. To confirm, contact your company's IT department or your local IT service.
Use Cortana to perform the following functions.
  • Add appointments to your calendar
  • Send emails or texts
  • Get reminders of appointments
  • Perform calculations
  • Search the web
In addition, Cortana can provide the following types of current and relevant information.
  • Headline news items and local weather information
  • Directions and a map to your favorite places
  • Traffic conditions to help with your commute
  • Scores for your favorite sports teams
  • Stock market gains and losses
To use Cortana, type in the search box on the taskbar or talk to Cortana. You can teach Cortana to recognize your voice and activate when you say, "Hey Cortana." For example, you can say "Hey Cortana, wake me up at 6 AM."
If you choose to talk to Cortana and use Cortana's hands-free speech recognition, enable the Hey Cortana feature.
For more information about using Cortana, go to Using Cortana Personal Digital Assistant (Windows 10).
Increase the size of text and images with Magnifier
Use Magnifier to increase the size of text and images or change the way items display on the screen. Enlarge the entire screen, the area around the mouse pointer, or just a part of the screen. A new feature in Magnifier allows you to follow Narrator around the screen.
  1. Open Ease of Access.
  2. On the Ease of Access menu, click Magnifier, and then turn on Magnifier.
      note:
    If you open Ease of Access before signing in, Magnifier automatically turns on when you select it.
    Figure : Turning on Magnifier
    Magnifier settings with Magnifier turned on and the magnifying glass icon displayed
  3. If you want Magnifier follow Narrator around the screen, in the Tracking Options area on the Settings page, select Follow the Narrator Cursor.
    Figure : Using Magnifier with Narrator
    Using Magnifier with Narrator
  4. Click the magnifying glass magnifying glass icon icon on the taskbar to open the Magnifier toolbar.
  5. Click Views to open the Views menu.
    Figure : Clicking View in the Magnifier toolbar
    Magnifier toolbar with Views selected
  6. Select Full screen, Docked, or Lens view.
    • Full screen enlarges the entire screen.
    • Docked enlarges part of the screen.
      Figure : Magnifier docked at the top of a screen at 150 percent enlargement
      Magnifier tool in Docked mode at 150 percent enlargement, with the magnified area docked at the top of the screen
    • Lens enlarges the area around the mouse pointer.
        note:
      In Lens view, set Magnifier to enlarge the area around the keyboard focus or the text insertion point in the Magnifier Options menu. To open the menu, click the Options icon Options icon on the Magnifier toolbar.
      Figure : Magnifier in Lens view
      An example of Magnifier in Lens view
Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard
Use On-Screen Keyboard, Speech Recognition, and Dictation to use the computer without a mouse or keyboard.
Use Dictation to talk instead of typing
Use Dictation on the desktop to convert spoken words into text, inputting English text on the desktop. You can also use voice commands to add punctuation or edit text.
Make the mouse easier to use
Make the mouse pointer more visible by changing the way it looks, and turn on features that make the mouse easier to use.
Make the keyboard easier to use
Change the keyboard settings to make the keyboard easier and more comfortable to use.
Set up and use closed captions
Turn on captions to display system sounds and spoken dialogue as text (where available).
  1. Using the search box on the taskbar, search for and open Replace sounds with visual cues.
  2. Check the box next to Turn on text captions for spoken dialog (when available).
    Figure : Turning on closed captions
    Turning on closed captions
  3. Click Apply, and then click OK.
  4. To modify settings for text captions, such as color, size, and style, open Ease of Access after signing in, and then select Closed captions in the Ease of Access menu.
  5. Select the desired settings from the drop-down menus.
    Figure : Selecting Closed captions settings
    Closed captions settings
Make the computer screen easier to see
You can increase the size of text and images or change the way items display to make the computer screen easier to see.
Accessibility updates to Edge
Microsoft Edge: Edge supports tagged PDF files, and includes improvements to features such as the address bar, tabs, windows, and Favorites. You can now sign PDFs, highlight books that you're reading, add comments, and add virtual sticky notes. A new virtual narrator feature called Read-Aloud works on PDFs, eBooks, and web pages.
In addition, Learning Tools, a set of features that make it easier for people with dyslexia, are now available. For example, the text in Microsoft Edge can be spaced and highlighted. Change the background to a darker shade to help reduce eye strain and change the size and type of font for near or far-sightedness.
Accessibility updates to Windows 10 apps
With the latest updates, Microsoft has improved the accessibility functionality of many core Windows 10 apps. Among the changes are the following:
  • Mail: Mail introduced an improved account setup experience when using a screen reader.
  • Cortana: Cortana includes more reliable search and navigation when using a keyboard, improved high contrast mode support, and general fixes that improve the Cortana experience when used with accessibility tools such as Windows Speech Recognition, Narrator, and other screen readers.
  • Groove: Groove now provides better support for high-DPI scaling and high contrast, better color combinations and text boxing, and enhancements that improve the app's function when used with a screen reader.
Additional resources
For a list of Windows keyboard shortcuts, see Windows Keyboard Shortcuts.
For more information about mouse features, see Mouse Features and Settings (Windows 10, 8).

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