Accessibility

Solutions for making computers and tablets more accessible for people with disabilities.


Microsoft Word in-line Spellcheck
For a long time computers can have been able to read aloud text on web pages, documents, PDFs and even scanned images. The computer voices […]

New reading aloud features in MS Word





KidTrack Trackball
BigTrack A really sturdy but very inexpensive rollerball. This rollerball is so robust it can be operated with your foot!   Traxsys Roller Traxsys […]

Rollerball / Trackball mice



This range of keyboards are about the size of those found on laptop computers. The keys are actually around the same size as found […]

Compact Keyboards



BigKeys is a standard push-button keyboard but with bigger keys. The keys are 1″ square and are very clearly marked with text that is […]

BigKeys


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The following is a list of specialist keyboards designed for people with physical, visual or cognitive disabilities. See my Keyboard Access page for information […]

Keyboards for Disabled People


This document looks at the various presentation options for text on modern computers. It can be used as a method for self-assessment or to […]

Font Types and Spacing








Sticky Keys is a free Windows accessibility features that helps people who find it difficult to hold down two keys at the same time.

Sticky Keys in Windows 10





Windows 8 On Screen Keyboard
  Although it is possible to buy keyboards of alternative shapes and sizes, access can often be improved by use of Windows’ Accessibility Options […]

Solutions for keyboard difficulties




Windows 8 Mouse Properties 2
Windows Snap To Snap To is an accessibility option in Windows that automatically moves the cursor to the default button (usually “OK”) in any dialog box. […]

Snapping the mouse pointer to buttons



Mouse tremor
Hardware Ten years ago IBM created a box that you could plug into your computer that would reduce the effect of tremors on the movement of […]

Solutions for Mouse Tremors



Dasher Screenshot
The Inference Group at Cambridge University originally intended to create a method of entering text into PDAs and other mobile devices. The result, however, […]

Hands-free computer access using Dasher