There are numerous manuals and websites illustrating the settings on a computer that can be changed to suit user preferences and needs. Therefore, this guide just offers the initial menu actions to reach the accessibility options and links to further information related to Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Linux.
- Windows XP – Start Menu – Control Panel in Classic View where there are the choices for display, appearance, mouse and keyboard changes. Microsoft XP accessibility resources
- Windows 7 – Start Menu – Control Panel in Classic View where there are the choices for display, appearance, mouse and keyboard changes and the Ease of Access Center. Microsoft Windows 7 accessibility resources
- Apple Mac – Finder – System Preferences – Universal Access with four sections for seeing, hearing, keyboard, mouse. Apple Mac accessibility resources
- Linux accessibility resources – This depends on the desktop environment. The Gnome desktop option offers some accessibility resources.
- Chrome OS accessibility – If you’re on the main sign-in screen, press Ctrl+Alt+Z to enable or disable spoken feedback. You can also adjust this option on the Settings page. For more options visit the Chrome accessibility website where they discuss the use of ChromeVox and keyboard shortcuts.