Controls: number, size, spacing, force
All current computer operating systems include features that make using the computer easier for people with disabilities. For many people, these features may provide sufficient accommodations or may be the best available solution. In other cases, the features are scaled-down versions of capabilities that are available in more sophisticated versions from third-party vendors.
These features accommodate a wide range of users:
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Some people have trouble hitting the right keys accurately or holding down one key while pressing another. There are hardware and software solutions that provide accommodations; this article covers the basics and will help you get started.
All operating systems have two utilities that change how the keyboard works. StickyKeys lets the user press keys one at a time to get combinations like "CTRL-P" for printing, instead of having to hold one key down while pressing another. Filter Keys reduces unwanted keystrokes.