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HP PCs - Windows 10 Accessibility Options

This document is for HP computers with Windows 10 April 2018 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 the Cortana app for Android or Apple iOS devices, you can set Cortana to sync notifications between your computer and your mobile device.
  note:
For Business computers on IT managed systems, Cortana might 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. After you sign in, search for and open Ease of Access settings in the search box on the taskbar.
    Click Ease of Access settings in the search results
  2. On the Ease of Access menu, click Magnifier, and then turn on Magnifier.
    The Magnifier toolbar displays.
      note:
    If you open Ease of Access before you sign in, Magnifier automatically turns on when you select it.
    When you turn on Magnifier, the magnifying toolbar displays
  3. If you want Magnifier to follow Narrator around the screen, scroll down to Have Magnifier follow:, and then select Narrator cursor.
    Using Magnifier with Narrator
  4. On the Magnifier toolbar, click Views .
    Magnifier toolbar with the Views options displayed
  5. Select Full screen, Docked, or Lens view.
    • Full screen enlarges the entire screen.
      An example of Magnifier in Full screen view
    • Lens enlarges the area around the mouse pointer.
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      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 on the Magnifier toolbar.
      An example of Magnifier in Lens view
    • Docked enlarges part of the screen.
      An example of Magnifier in Docked view, with the magnified area docked at the top of the screen
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.
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Dictation is available in U.S. English only. To use it, your computer must be connected to the Internet. To dictate in other languages, use Windows Speech Recognition.
  1. To start dictating, select a text field and press the Windows logo key + H to open the dictation toolbar. For example, to send an email message from the Mail program, open Mail, and then click New Mail. Select a text field and press the Windows logo key + H to open the dictation toolbar.
      note:
    If you are using a tablet or a touchscreen, tap the microphone button on the touch keyboard to start dictating. Tap it again to stop dictation.
    Example of using Dictation to create an email
  2. Start talking. Dictation converts your speech to text and inputs it into the email.
    If you are using a tablet or a touchscreen, tap the microphone button on the touch keyboard to start dictating. Tap it again to stop dictation. To stop dictating, say “stop dictation.”
  3. To do basic editing or to insert punctuation, tell your computer what to do. For example, say "select the previous word," or "question mark." For a complete list of dictation commands, go to Microsoft's Dictation support page (in English).
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.
    Select 'Replace sounds with visual cues' in the search results
  2. Check the box next to Turn on text captions for spoken dialog (when available).
    Turning on closed captions
  3. Click Apply, and then click OK.
  4. To modify settings for text captions, such as color, size, and style, sign in, and then search for and open Ease of Access settings in the search box on the taskbar.
    Click Ease of Access settings in the search results
  5. Under the Hearing section, click Closed captions, and then select the desired settings from the drop-down menus.
    Closed captions settings
  6. To replace system alerts with visual cues, search for and open Replace sounds with visual cues.
  7. Check the box next to Turn on visual notifications for sounds (Sound Sentry).
    Turning on visual notifications for sounds
    • Select Flash Active title bar so the caption bar at the top of a dialog box or window flashes during an audio event.
    • Select Flash active window so the entire window flashes during an audio event.
    • Select Flash entire display so the entire desktop flashes during an audio event.
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 options with Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge supports tagged PDF files, and includes improvements to features such as the address bar, tabs, windows, and Favorites. You can also 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 some webpages.
In addition, Learning Tools is a set of features that make it easier for people with dyslexia. 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.
To open Edge, click the Windows search bar, and then search for and open Microsoft Edge.
You can also click the Microsoft Edge icon on the taskbar, or click Start, and then click the Microsoft Edge tile on the Start menu.
Accessibility options with Windows 10 apps
With the latest updates, Microsoft has improved the accessibility functionality of many core Windows 10 apps. The following are examples of accessibility features with some Windows 10 apps:
  • 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
Go to one of the additional resources for more information:

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