Tech’ top tips – #12. Making the computer work for you

This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT).

The Ease of Access iconWhether on campus or when using Windows 10 at home, a number of accessibility options are available for colleagues and students to tailor the PC for specific needs.

To open the Windows 10 Ease of Access centre click on the Start button and type ‘Ease’ or use the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut and click on Ease of Access. In here you will find a number of options that relate to the PC reading screen content, a built in magnifier and the option to select one of the pre-set high contrast settings.

Selecting a high contrast settingTo complement these functions DMU expects, through policy, all written learning materials and content that is accessible through Blackboard to be available in a downloadable and modifiable format. This helps to ensure that the Ease of Access tools work as effectively as possible for students and colleagues who need them.

If you need help with enabling the Ease of Access tools or with any of the other Assistive Technology available at DMU, please pop in to the Kimberlin Library or check out the Assistive Technology Library Guide here