Laptops for Learners Built In Accessibility Features (HP x360 Convertible Laptop)

Laptops for Learners Built In Accessibility Features

HP x360 Convertible Laptop

  1. During set up, some general accessibility features can be accessed by selecting the icon of a person on the bottom of the screen, next to the volume icon. The following features can be activated through a toggle screen to use with set up:
    1. Magnifier (enlarge things on screen)
    2. Contrast themes (color contrast on screen)
    3. Narrator (reads from screen)
    4. Voice access (needs to be downloaded, allows user to speak commands) – it is recommended to have headset microphone for quality recognition.
    5. On screen keyboard (brings up keyboard)
    6. Sticky keys (select one key at a time instead of all at once: i.e. CTRL+ALT+DELETE can be pressed separately to lock screen vs. simultaneously)
    7. Filter keys (set keyboard sensitivity to ignore brief/repeated keystrokes)
  2.  Once logged in, additional accessibility features can be set up from the settings menu:
    1. Vision
      1. Text can be enlarged.
      2. Visual effects: Scroll bar visibility, window background transparency and animation effects can be customized. 
      3. Mouse pointer: style/size/color customization options. Can activate touchscreen to have a circle appear where screen was touched.
      4. Text cursor indicator can be activated and customized to a specific color/size/thickness.
      5. Magnifier and zoom to enlarge entire screen.
      6. Color filters to make colors easier to see/differentiate.
      7. Contrast themes to make everything easier to see/differentiate/reduce light sensitivity.
      8. Narrator is the built-in screen reader. Options to customize the voice, verbosity, and other features. Works with braille displays that use USB/serial port.
    2. Hearing
      1. Option to set up mono audio and select to flash the screen, window, or title bar during audio notifications.
      2. Live captions can be turned on and customized by color/size.
    3. Interaction
      1. Voice Access to command screen navigation and typing by voice.
      2. Keyboard access: sticky keys, filter keys, and toggle keys (sensitivity/sound), on screen keyboard
      3. Numeric keyboard as mouse pointer (N/A without external keyboard)
      4. Eye Control (N/A without external eye tracker device
  3. Keyboard shortcuts:
    1. Temporary magnification: Press windows logo key + the Plus sign. Press windows Key + Esc to turn it off.
    2. Color filters: Press windows logo key + Ctrl + C to turn filters on or off.
    3. Narrator: Press windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter to turn narrator on or off.
      1. To customize narrator: Press windows logo key + Ctrl + N
    4. Sticky keys: Press shift key 5x to turn on and off.
    5. Live captions: Press windows logo key + Ctrl + L to turn captions on
    6. Speech recognition: Press windows logo key + Ctrl + S to turn speech recognition on
    7. Voice typing: Press windows logo key + H to turn on speech to text dictation
    8. On screen keyboard: Press windows logo key + Ctrl + O to turn on and off
  4. Additional resources/guidance:
    1. Windows 11 Accessibility Features | Microsoft
    2. Voice access command list - Microsoft Support
    3. Complete guide to Narrator - Microsoft Support
    4. Keyboard shortcuts in Windows - Microsoft Support
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Thu 5/23/24 1:42 PM
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