A Guide To Making Your PC Easier To Use | Windows 10 Ease of Access

A Guide To Making Your PC Easier To Use | Windows 10 Ease of Access

Did you know you can customise settings on your PC just for you? Many people can benefit from Windows 10’s Ease of Access settings, from changing the contrast to your screen to having a page read to you or just simply make the font a little bigger, there are many features that can make your day-to-day computer use easier!  Many people think the Ease of Access settings are for people with disabilities or people with low vision etc, however, it’s not, it’s for everyone to make your PC easier to use.

So, how to access Ease of Access

  1. Click Start in the bottom left-hand corner of your Windows 10 screen
  2. Select Settings, which is the clog icon above the start button.
  3. You will find Ease of Access in the Windows Settings options

 

1. Make text bigger

Whether you’ve got a laptop with a tiny screen or a desktop with a giant monitor, the font may be too small for you to read comfortably, or even to bigger than you require (lucky you!). Windows 10 makes altering your font size, quick and easy, simply use the slider to drag up and down the text size percentages, jumping by 25% at a time.  Once you’re happy with the size displayed as “sample text” above the slider, click apply. Remember, this can be changed back at any point.

Display settings page to change size of text.

 

2. Make everything bigger

If you want to change the size of apps as well as text, you can use the drop-down options. It will always give you a recommended % display, but go with what works for you!

Windows Display settings page under Ease of Access settings showing Make everything bigger option with the dropdown menu expanded.

 

3. Make everything brighter or is this case less bright!

As standard, your computers built-in display is likely to be set at 100% brightness, as this offers a clearer visual. However, this may not always be beneficial for every user. Prolonged or extended periods working at your computer can cause issues such as eye strain and headache, it’s stated that the brightness of the screen shouldn’t be lighter or darker than your surroundings. Altering your screen brightness is super easier and aligning it with your workplace brightness can make a big difference.

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