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Windows 8 hands-on test: major accessibility improvements

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Microsoft has released a preview of its Windows 8 operating system and early tests by Media Access Australia show that accessibility has been a major focus during its development.

The Windows 8 Developer Preview build 8102 has been tested by Media Access Australia and it’s clear that accessibility has received a major focus in the upcoming operating system.

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Sticky Keys

The Sticky Keys function allows the command keys such as the SHIFT and ALT keys to be used without having to keep the relevant key held down.

Windows 7, Vista and XP

  1. Press the ‘SHIFT’ key five times.
  2. Select the ‘Yes’ button.
  3. To turn off Sticky Keys, repeat the first step, then select the ‘No’ button.
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