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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Making Your Computer Easier to Use

Are the words on the screen too small to read easily? Do you wish the icons were larger? Does it take you a while to locate the insertion point because it is so skinny? Windows Vista includes these utilities (small programs) to assist people with visual or auditory disabilities:

  • Audio Description narrates videos as they play, if this feature is available within the video file.

  • High Contrast changes the display of your screen from the usual muted Windows Vista colors to a starker color scheme that makes individual items stand out on the screen.

  • Magnifier opens a magnification panel in which the screen under the mouse pointer is displayed, magnified up to nine times. You can adjust the size and location of the magnification ...

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