As technology continues to be designed with younger generations in mind, seniors can find it difficult to use computers due to reduced vision. High resolution screens provide more space on the desktop, but can make text and icons too small to read. Fortunately, there are some default Windows solutions that can help seniors customize their computer settings for easier use. To improve readability, seniors can reduce the screen resolution. This is not an ideal solution, but it is simple and effective.
Additionally, they can increase the contrast level and change the tracking and presentation through the settings. Inverting colors can also help improve contrast and readability. The accessibility options provide a range of settings that can be modified to make using a computer easier for seniors. These include turning system sounds into visual warnings, increasing screen contrast, changing the frequency and width of cursor blinking, and more. The magnifying glass is also a great tool for navigation, allowing seniors to change the zoom level and have the magnifying glass read the screen for them. When it comes to controlling the mouse pointer, Windows 10 offers various vision settings that can be customized to make navigating files and folders easier for seniors.
For those who type frequently, they can change the size of the text cursor indicator, change the color of the text, and increase the thickness of the text cursor. By making these adjustments, seniors can have more fun using their computers. Whether you buy a Windows device for an older family member or give them something second-hand, these tips will help them get the most out of their device.