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Windows XP Accessibility

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 23:27:39 -0500
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20011109232700.02c9d900@pop.rcn.com>
To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Reference in the Microsoft Windows XP home version to accessibility features:
      http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWSXP/home/using/howto/accessibility/default.asp

Includes a menu-driven accessibility wizard with either "point to" or
use keyboard actions to setup user preferences. It addresses many of
the User Agent guidelines. Options for blind/low vision, hearing, mobility
limitations.  Included are options for: accessibility (15), display (3),
      mouse (9), keyboard (2), internet (10), sound (3), taskbar (4),
      user accounts (2), text-to-speech (3), utility manager (5),
      on-screen keyboard (9), narrator (6), and magnifier (6).

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I'm impressed at the detailed information on accessibility in the XP
Professional version. It is unclear to me how many of these apply
to the XP home version.

       http://microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/overviews/accessibility.asp

"In Windows XP Professional, accessibility enhancements and improvements
provide better integration with assistive technology and richer
communications. Accessibility improvements and features make it easier for
people with accessibility needs to work more efficiently."

Included are exemplary article pointers on:

Microsoft Accessibility

Guides by disability:
      vision impairments
      hearing impairments
      mobility impairments
      cognitive and language impairments

Technical support for accessibility issues

Assistive technology for Windows XP

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows XP & other Microsoft products

Installation guide

Product documentation in accessible formats

More about Windows XP ease of use

There are 80 articles on how to use accessibility features
in Windows XP, including accessibility wizards,


Regards/Harvey Bingham 
Received on Saturday, 10 November 2001 00:36:41 UTC

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