Latest Windows 10 build brings Narrator improvements for easier accessibility

By: Ivan Jenic
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Microsoft introduced an enormous number of additions and new features with the latest Windows 10 Preview build. Once of the Windows 10 features that received a solid amount of improvements is Narrator. According to Microsoft, this is because the company wants to make Windows 10 as accessible to as many people as possible.

The biggest new feature is the ability to get additional information about fonts, colors, line spacing, and more. To access the advanced button is Caps Lock + 0. Here’s the complete list of new features and changes for Windows 10 Narrator:

  • Narrator has a new feature to give you additional information about fonts, colors, line spacing, margins and more. Press Caps Lock + F to hear this information.  Continue to press Caps Lock + F to cycle through nine categories of information. Use Shift + Caps Lock + F to move through these categories in reverse.

  • The default level for a Narrator feature called Context Awareness is now set to 2.  You will hear additional information as you move around areas such as the Start Menu, Office ribbon and more about the areas you are in. Use Alt + Caps Lock + / to cycle through the different options.  Zero means off for the feature.

  • The key to get advanced information about the item with focus has been changed to Caps Lock + 0 from Caps Lock + F in Narrator.

  • We fixed an issue from recent flights where Narrator would only say “No item in view” when placing focus on the Start menu tiles.

All these Windows 10 Narrator improvements are available to Insiders running at least build 14986. We expect it to be available everyone else with the Creator’s Update next spring.

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