In this series, we've spent time exploring many of Windows accessibility features that let us personalize our computer. Many of us find making even a small adjustment can make a huge difference.
Today's topic certainly fits that category. We'll be exploring various controls to change the appearance of our text cursor. Now before we jump in, let's talk about the difference between a cursor and a pointer. Put simply, the cursor is the blinking vertical bar that shows the position in our text when we're typing characters. The pointer is usually shaped like an arrow. It moves on our computer screen as we move our mouse or track pad. It's sometimes called the mouse pointer. Be sure to check out the Mouse Pointer workshop in this series. You'll learn all about some cool features to make your mouse pointer easier to see.
Ed: Now that you've had a chance to learn a bit with us, we'd like to learn more about you. Your name, email address, how you heard about Hadley and your relationship to vision loss. Learning more will give us a better understanding of how to personalize Hadley just for you, and don't worry, everything you share with us online will be kept safe and secure. Of course, if you'd prefer to talk through these questions, we're just a phone call away at 800-323-4238.
Taking these few steps saves your preferences so you can continue right where you left off and track your progress every time you log on, plus it connects you to the Hadley community and helps sustain our funding to keep Hadley free of charge. And, last but not least, it gives you direct access to experts like me. Now, where were we?