Accessibility Overview

The Accessibility feature for Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET includes options that allow persons with disabilities to use computers more easily. The following table shows the accessibility options.

Option Description
Accessibility time-out Enables a user to specify a time-out interval after which accessibility options turn off automatically.
High-contrast mode Indicates that applications should provide high contrast between foreground and background visuals.
Mouse keys Enables the user to control the mouse pointer by using the numeric keypad.
Show sounds Indicates whether the user wants applications to present all important information in visual form, rather than presenting some important information only in audible form.
Sound sentry Displays a visual signal when a sound is generated by a Windows CE–based application.
Sticky keys Enables the user to type key combinations, such as CTRL+ALT+DEL, in sequence rather than simultaneously.
Toggle keys Provides sound feedback when the user turns on or off the CAPS LOCK, NUM LOCK, or SCROLL LOCK key.

Feature Summary

The following table shows operating system design information for Accessibility.

Element Information
Dependencies Requires Mouse, Keyboard, and Audio features.
Hardware considerations None.

Modules and Components

The following table shows the components and modules that implement Accessibility.

Item Module Component
Accessibility gwe accessib
Accessibility Control Panel cplmain accessib

Operating System Development Topics

Accessibility Implementation Considerations

Application Development Topics


Setting Accessibility Time-out Periods

Enabling High Contrast

Enabling Mouse Keys

Enabling Show Sounds

Enabling Sound Sentry

Enabling Sticky Keys

Enabling Toggle Keys


See Also

Receiving Keyboard Input | Mouse

 Last updated on Friday, April 09, 2004

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