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Accessibility options

You might find that either the standard mouse or keyboard you got with your PC doesn’t quite give you the control you want, especially if you have limited dexterity. If you have arthritic fingers, you may find a trackball mouse easier to use.

You can choose from a wide range of different shapes and sizes from a provider like AbilityNet. Contact AbilityNet’s advice and information team on freephone 0800 269 545 to find out more about specialist equipment and adaptions (much of it is free or low cost) if you have a disability that makes using a computer difficult.

Microsoft has built various features into Windows to make it easier for people of all abilities to use it. Visit Microsoft Accessibility to find out more about their accessibility options.

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