Accessibility Features

Microsoft Application Center 2000 (Application Center) uses Microsoft® Windows® 2000 accessibility features to allow users to meet their vision, hearing, and mobility needs.

Windows 2000 Accessibility Features

  • Magnifier.

    Enlarges a portion of your screen in a separate window for easier viewing.

  • Narrator.

    Reads information on your screen, including dialog box names, menus, entered text, and so on. Narrator provides a minimum level of accessibility so that people who are blind or who have low vision can interact with Windows 2000 during configuration or emergency situations. Note: Narrator is available with U.S. English only.

  • On-Screen Keyboard.

    Displays a virtual keyboard so that you can enter information by using a pointing device, such as a mouse or a switch input device. On-Screen Keyboard is compatible with many, but not all, keyboards and keyboard settings. Windows 2000 also offers customizable options for users who are blind, have motion disabilities, or are deaf or hard of hearing:

    • High-contrast desktop color schemes, which provide more options for changing colors and font sizes on your screen.

    • Sound schemes, which provide useful audio feedback for important on-screen events, such as the opening and closing windows.

    • High-visibility mouse pointer schemes, which provide more options to help you keep track of the pointer visually.

Related Topics

  • For more information about accessibility, see the Microsoft Accessibility Web site.

  • For more information about Windows 2000 accessibility features, see the Windows 2000 Help.

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