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The first one is called Filter Keys and it is a keyboard setting that basically ignores bouncing (trembling) fingers. The second one is called Sticky Keys and it allows us to hit 1 key at a time. The third one is a dictation setting so your computer will type what you speak. I never knew these settings existed, but apparently they teach blind people about them, and she told me!
Here is how to find them if you use Windows XP or 7.
Filter keys in XP. Control Panel, Accessibility Options, Accessibility Options again, mark the Use Filter Keys box, then click Settings, you have 2 options: Ignore repeated keystrokes or Ignore quick keystrokes and slow down the repeat rate. The first one is better if your fingers tend to type the same letter more than once, you can set the length of time for extra strokes to be ignored and there is a test area to try it out before OK-ing the settings. The second one would be better if your fingers tend to hit multiple keys at once and it also has various settings and a test area.
Sticky keys is useful if you have trouble holding more than 1 key down at a time, like Shift and a letter (or Ctrl-Alt-Delete). It lets you hit them in sequence one at a time.
You can also find settings to adjust the size of the type on screen and configure your mouse for left hand and single click instead of double click.
Windows 7, Control Panel, Ease of Access, Change how your keyboard works, Turn on Filter keys (or Sticky keys) and the settings follow. Mouse adjustments in there, too. And 7 has speech recognition, so you can set it up to type what you speak (built in dictation).
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Everyone should have a Cat for a friend, I'm glad I do. Find her on Twitter, she is @gilman_gal.
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