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ACCESSIBILITY - PART 3



Mouse Pointer

mouse pointer color windows 10

Go to Settings --> Ease of Access --> Cursor & Pointer.

  • The first setting allows you to change the pointer size using a slider bar. Drag the slider across the bar to view the increase in the size of the pointer.
  • You can change the color of the pointer to make it easier to see. Windows 10 offers four options:
    • Display the pointer in white with a black outline.
    • Display the pointer in black with a white outline.
    • This option keeps the black color but removes the white outline.
    • The fourth option lets you choose a specific color for the pointer.
  • The next option is cursor thickness and increasing this will make it easier to keep track of the cursor. As with all settings, you'll need to adjust this to suit your needs.

On the Cursor & Pointer screen is an option for Additional mouse settings. If you click on this, it will take you to the Devices screen where you can control how your mouse scrolls using the mouse wheel. This is equivalent to clicking on Settings --> Devices --> Mouse.

Speech Recognition Software



Speech or voice recognition is the ability of a machine or program to recognize and carry out voice commands or take dictation. In general, speech recognition matching a voice pattern against a provided vocabulary. More sophisticated software has the ability to accept natural speech (meaning speech as we usually speak it rather than carefully-spoken speech).

Dragon Naturally Speaking is the leading software product available for speech recognition. David Pogue of the New York Times wrote a review of this software called "Like Having a Secretary in Your PC".








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