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Making Windows 10 Accessible

Using visual alternatives for sounds

Windows uses sounds to notify you of different events such as critical battery alerts or calendar reminders. If sound feedback when you’re interacting with Windows is difficult for you to hear, you might prefer visual indicators. You can choose to have Windows 10 flash the active title bar, active window, or the entire display in place of sounds.

Set up visual notifications for sounds

  1. In the Ease Of Access settings window, in the left pane, click Other Options.
  2. Click the Visual Notifications For Sound drop-down list.
  3. Click one of the three notifications options in the list to turn one on.