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Windows XP: Modifying your computer without adding devices Presented by: Diane Penn Matthew Press Assistive Technology Educational Network September 26, 2003 GOALS FOR TODAY Participants will: Independently find the accessibility wizard. Add a second user to the Windows XP platform.

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windows xp modifying your computer without adding devices

Windows XP: Modifying your computer without adding devices

Presented by:

Diane Penn

Matthew Press

Assistive Technology Educational Network

September 26, 2003

goals for today
GOALS FOR TODAY

Participants will:

  • Independently find the accessibility wizard.
  • Add a second user to the Windows XP platform.
  • Make simple adjustment to the mouse functions, keyboard functions, and appearance of the computer.
  • Become familiar with on-screen keyboard and screen magnifier that come with Windows XP.
agenda
AGENDA
  • Windows XP Operating System
      • Demonstrations/Tutorials
      • Discussion
  • Questions/Paperwork
      • Evaluation
overview of accommodation
Overview of Accommodation

The process of changing the way information is taught, without compromising the integrity of the content. This allows a student with a disability equal access to the same curriculum as his or her peers.

microsoft windows
Microsoft Windows

There are built-in accessibility features in Microsoft products that you can adjust to meet your needs and preferences. Step-by-step tutorials and guides by disability are available on these Microsoft websites:

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/default.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/tips/search.asp

macintosh
Macintosh

There are built-in accessibility features in the Macintosh operating system. Information is available at the Macintosh website:

http://www.apple.com/disability/

organizational enhancements
Organizational Enhancements
  • Multiple User Files

Windows allow you to have multiple “users” with customized setups for each user, stored on the computer. Each student can have their own

  • Start up

You can customize specific programs to be open and running when you start the computer

accessibility wizard
Accessibility Wizard

A guide through making changes to the appearance and functioning of the computer for hearing, vision, and mobility needs.

accessibility features to consider
Accessibility Features to Consider

Accommodations

  • Keyboard Changes
  • Mouse Changes
  • Display Changes

Software Enhancements

  • On-screen keyboard
  • Magnifier
keyboard changes
Keyboard Changes
  • Sticky Keys
    • Allows a user to execute two handed key presses with one hand
  • Filter Keys
    • Helps prevents unintended keystrokes
  • Toggle Keys
    • Gives the user auditory feedback when specific keys are pressed
mouse changes
Mouse Changes
  • Buttons

Allows you to adjust the double click speed or switch the left and right click functions

  • MouseKeys

Allows a user to control the mouse using the numeric keypad

  • Pointers
  • Pointer Options

These two categories allow you to change the visual appearance and movement features of the mouse arrow

display changes
Display Changes
  • Icons

This allows you to change the size and layout of the icons on the desktop.

  • Font Size

This allows you to change the size of the font on the desktop.

  • Contrasting Colors

Changing the colors of the active windows and background can allow a user better visibility of the contents of the page.

software enhancements
Software Enhancements
  • On-screen keyboard

This allows the user to enter data using the mouse to click on a virtual keyboard that is viewed on the monitor.

  • Magnifier

This splits the screen into two sections, allowing one section to view enlarged content, up to 9 times the normal size.

websites
Websites

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/default.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/tips/search.asp

http://www.apple.com/disability/