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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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Assistive Technology Educational Network
September 26, 2003
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.
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:
There are built-in accessibility features in the Macintosh operating system. Information is available at the Macintosh website:
Windows allow you to have multiple “users” with customized setups for each user, stored on the computer. Each student can have their own
You can customize specific programs to be open and running when you start the computer
A guide through making changes to the appearance and functioning of the computer for hearing, vision, and mobility needs.
Allows you to adjust the double click speed or switch the left and right click functions
Allows a user to control the mouse using the numeric keypad
These two categories allow you to change the visual appearance and movement features of the mouse arrow
This allows you to change the size and layout of the icons on the desktop.
This allows you to change the size of the font on the desktop.
Changing the colors of the active windows and background can allow a user better visibility of the contents of the page.
This allows the user to enter data using the mouse to click on a virtual keyboard that is viewed on the monitor.
This splits the screen into two sections, allowing one section to view enlarged content, up to 9 times the normal size.