Hover text works by enlarging the text under the mouse pointer when a modifier key, command by default, is pressed. Text size and font can be adjusted according to preference using the options button.
Display scaling makes everything on the screen look bigger but can make less information available on the screen requiring more scrolling.
Dark mode replaces the standard light background & dark text system theme with a dark background light text theme which can make text easier to read for some individuals and may reduce eyestrain.
Night Light reduces the blue light emitted from the computer screen. Reducing blue light may reduce eye strain when used in dimly lit or dark settings.
Zoom can enlarge the entire screen, or parts of it as needed. Options can be adjusted using the Zoom style selector in the Zoom settings area.
One the Web: Command +
In Microsoft Office: Using the Zoom Slider (lower right corner of the window)
Use these shortcuts to quickly increase the size of the text in programs such as any web browser or in productivity applications such as Microsoft Word or Outlook.
VoiceOver is a screen reader designed to support individuals who are blind or who have limited vision.
Mono audio may improve the listening experience for individuals who have significantly better hearing in one ear by combining the left and right audio channels into one channel.
The closed captions settings provide several options for displaying captions for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Captions can also be useful for people in noisy environments or who otherwise have difficulty listening. Options include adjusting the color, size, style and presentation of the caption text and its background.
Press CTRL twice to use Dictation wherever typing is enabled.
The computer must be connected to the internet to use dictation.
Voice control is designed for people who need assistance operating the computer by voice and requires some training to use effectively. Use dictation instead for more limited assistance with typing.
Sticky keys is designed to enable one handed activation of multi-key combinations such as Command + P (print) or Command + Tab (switch windows). The feature holds down each system key (Command, Option, Shift or Control) until an alpha-numeric key is pressed.
Slow Keys can be used to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes and may be useful for people who have difficulty targeting keys or who have tremor in their hands. The feature includes three settings which can be individually adjusted: Slow Keys: tells the keyboard to wait before accepting more keystrokes to avoid inadvertent key presses.
The on-screen keyboard may be an alternative to the hardware keyboard for individuals who have limited or no use of their hands because it can be controlled using external ability switches, adaptive pointing devices such as head pointing or using eye gaze.
Allows control of the mouse using the numeric keypad on the hardware keyboard.
Alternate pointer actions allows a switch or facial expression to be used in place of mouse buttons for pointer actions like left -click and right-click.
Allows control of the mouse using head movements captured by the computer's camera.
Do Not Disturb silences most notification sounds and pop-up alerts.
The spoken content feature offers several options including: