Changing Windows 7 Ease of Access Options

Changing Windows 7 Ease of Access Options

By Terry Stockdale for

Windows 7 has a number of options that you can modify to make it easier to use — not conceptually easier, but physically easier. These Ease of Use / Ease of Access options also include some controls for modifying Windows functionality.

Some of these options are focused on making it easier for users with less-than-perfect physical conditions. Some of them are designed for vision-impaired users, such as a text-reader, a magnifying glass, and the ability to change the size of the mouse-pointer. (Some of them are also useful for those of us with aging eyes .)

Other options are focused on those users with limited hand flexibility, such as the ability to use “sticky keys” instead of having to press multiple keys at exactly the same time.
You can find these options via the Windows 7 Control Panel (which you find via the Start Menu by clicking on the Windows orb in the Taskbar (typically at the bottom of the screen).

The route is Start > Control Panel > Ease of Access.

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Terry Stockdale

Terry’s Computer Tips is a free, weekly, email, computer tips newsletter and a computer tips web site, too. Terry’s Computer Tips began with handouts that Terry Stockdale prepared for teaching workshops and classes at a local computer users group. These grew to a hobbyist web site on which he posted PC training articles and tips during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. In 2005, the Terry’s Computer Tips web site and weekly newsletter were born. Now in its eighth year, Terry continues publishing his free email computer tips newsletter each week.

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