Hi, I’m Ricky Enger, and today we’ll learn a bit about keyboard shortcuts for making tasks easier without using a mouse.
You know, a lot of us have become pretty attached to our computer mouse, even if vision loss is making it harder to use. But it turns out that everything your mouse does can be done using the computer keyboard alone. No mouse required!
But one quick thing—if all you really need is a bit of enlargement, you can always make everything on your screen easier to see using built-in screen magnification. Check out the “Customizing Windows for Low Vision” series and the “iPhone/iPad Low Vision: Beginning Zoom Gestures” workshop for more information on screen magnification.
Okay, on to using your keyboard alone. To use a keyboard shortcut, you will be pressing two keys at the same time.
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