Software Accessibility Tools

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Windows 10

Vision

  • Contrast: Customise the colour of your screen. How to Use.
  • Soundscape: Experience maps in 3D sound. Provides sound cues as you walk to guide your experience. For example, receive a sound cue when you walk past Kmart. How to Use.
  • Narrator: Screen reader. How to Use.
  • Magnifier: Enlarges words and images. How to Use.

Hearing

Learning

  • Focus Assist: Customise notifications and alerts to minimise distractions. How to Use.
  • Reading View: Clear distracting content from webpages to stay focused on what you want to read. How to Use.
  • Text suggestions: Text prediction for writing sentences and words. How to Use.
  • Immersive Reader: Immersive reader reads words aloud with simultaneous highlighting. How to Use.
  • Office Lens: Transforms text on a printed page into searchable and editable digital content. How to Use.
  • Editor: Editor provides advanced proofing and editing service. The editor makes suggestions to help you improve your writing. How to Use.
  • Researcher: Helps you find and cite reliable sources and content. How to Use.

Mobility

  • Dictate: Speech recognition. How to Use.
  • On Screen Keyboard: Type using a mouse or other pointing device, like a trackball or joystick. How to Use.
  • Eye Control: Windows 10 offers built-in support for eye control (eye tracking hardware required). How to Use.

Apple Mac

Vision

  • VoiceOver: Screen reader which also gives you helpful hints along the way. How to Use.
  • Audio Descriptions:  Watch movies on your Mac, with detailed audio descriptions of every scene. Movies with audio descriptions available will have AD icon next to it in iTunes.
  • VoiceOver and Braille support: Voiceover screen reader provides plug and play support for refreshable braille displays. How to Use.
  • Zoom: Magnifier that lets you enlarge your screen up to 20 times. How to Use.

Hearing

  • Screen Flash: Instead of playing an alert sound, your Mac can flash its screen when an app needs your attention.

Learning

  • Text to speech: Highlights any text and reads out loud. How to Use.
  • Dark Mode: Your contents takes centre screen while toolbars and menus fade into the background so that you can focus on your work. How to Use.
  • Word Completion: After typing a few letters Word completion will suggest words to help with word building skills. How to Use.

Mobility

  • Accessibility Keyboard: Gives users with limited mobility advanced typing and navigation ability. How to Use.
  • Dictation: Lets you talk where you would like to type. How to Use.

Others

Learning

Mobility