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Shvoong Home>Science>Engineering>On Screen Keyboard & Narrator in WinXp Summary

On Screen Keyboard & Narrator in WinXp

Article Summary   by:Ardhnarishwar     Original Author: A K Jha
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In case your keyboard ''s some keys stop working Microsoft provides you with an alternative way to type in using the mouse.To make this tool work, go to Start menu=Select Run=Type OSK=Press OKThe Online keyboard gets activated and you can key-in with your Mouse.Narrator overview - Narrator is a text-to-speech utility for users who are blind or have impaired vision. Narrator reads what is displayed on your screen: the contents of the active window, menu options, or the text you have typed.Narrator is designed to work with Notepad, Wordpad, Control Panel programs, Internet Explorer, the Windows desktop, and Windows setup. Narrator may not read words aloud correctly in other programs.Narrator has a number of options that allow you to customize the way screen elements are read -You can have new windows, menus, or shortcut menus read aloud when they are displayed. You can have typed characters read aloud. You can have the mouse pointer follow the active item on the screen. You can adjust the speed, volume, or pitch of the voice. To open Narrator, click Start-point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Accessibility and then click Narrator. To open Narrator using the keyboard, press CTRL+ESC, press R, type narrator, and then press ENTER. Narrator is not available for all languages and is only supported on the English version of Windows XP. However, Narrator may not start if your computer does not have text-to-speech program capability.
Published: January 09, 2008   
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