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Making Windows 10 Accessible

Changing keyboard settings

Using a keyboard can present certain challenges. If you have dexterity issues such as arthritis, pressing two shortcut keys at once can be difficult. In that case, you can use Sticky Keys to allow for pressing one key at a time when entering a shortcut on your keyboard. In addition, we’ve all pressed a key like Caps Lock without realizing it. In the Ease Of Access settings window you can turn on Toggle Keys, a feature that has your computer make a sound when you press Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock. Finally, Filter Keys is a feature that causes Windows 10 to disregard a brief or repeated key press. If you have dexterity challenges, this can be useful to avoid unintended entries.

Specify how you interact with your keyboard

  1. In the Ease Of Access window, click Keyboard.
  2. Click the switch to turn on Sticky Keys.
  3. Click the switch to turn on Toggle Keys.
  4. Click the switch to turn on Filter Keys.