Windows 8 is friendly to the disabled as well

By Rahul Ramesh

Windows 8 is friendly to the disabled as well


Microsoft's flagship product & the much-hyped operating system Windows 8 has got a huge boost in the form of features that enable even the disabled to use Windows 8 efficiently. This news as come as a sure morale booster for Microsoft which has been reeling under the Apple effect & has a lot of hopes pinned on the Windows 8.

Microsoft has always incorporated features that provide assistance to the disabled in it's earlier operating systems, but this time it has gone a step further & incorporated some “Assistive Features” that would serve as a boon to the disabled. The Windows narrator which was a part of all earlier Windows operating system versions has found tremendous improvement both in Windows 7 as well as Windows 8.

The narrator in Windows 8 lets you choose your preferred language, narrates your selections clearly & also enables you to create your own customizable commands so that you are in total control & maximum comfort level is ensured. For touch screen gadgets Windows 8 provides the option of tap & touch which enables you to highlight a particular selection just by tapping the area. If you want to zoom that particular area just drag the area with your fingers and voila! You can easily zoom in and when you bring your fingers back together you can Zoom Out.

If you are using a tablet, then try this: Press the Windows & Volume Up key to enable the narrator, when you tap a particular area of the screen your narrator gets to know what is under your fingers & narrates that particular text to you clearly. Cool isn't it?. Using the narrator you get to hear the name of a particular title or application as well just by tapping the area.

Thus, we can say that Microsoft has come out with a novel concept this time & it really deserves some degree of appreciation whether or not Windows 8 will be successful. Reply with your views in our comment section.

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