Accessibility Options in ?

By Chuck Jennings

Here is the second of the series for your edification:

What Accessibility Options Are Available in Windows XP?

Windows includes the accessibility options for people who have difficulty typing, reading the screen, hearing noises the computer makes, or using a mouse.

Do Applications Use the Windows Accessibility Settings?

Although accessibility options are built into the Windows operating system, software applications must be designed to work with them. Microsoft maintains standards, including standards for accessibility, that developers must meet to put the Designed for Windows logo on their product. The standards include:

If you need to use accessibility options with new software, make sure the software supports Windows accessibility options before you buy. Microsoft maintains an accessibility Web site at: http://www.microsoft.com/enable.


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