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Beginning Windows 8 by Mike Halsey

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CHAPTER 10

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Making Windows 8 More Accessible and Easier to Use

User accessibility is one of the biggest challenges facing companies that make computers, operating systems, and software. Accessibility is particularly important for touch-controlled systems, which improve computer use for people who have difficulty using a keyboard and mouse.

Who are Windows’ accessibility features for? People of all ages, from all walks of life, and of all abilities can benefit from them. Perhaps you need text to be larger; perhaps you’ve never used a computer; perhaps you’re left-handed; or perhaps you find it difficult to stare at a screen for a long period of ...

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