Windows 10 accessibility improvements
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Microsoft is currently working on finalizing Windows 10 Spring Creators update which is expected to be available for general public next month. The company has added many new features like Timeline and more in the upcoming major Windows 10 update.

Today the company in a blog post announced some of the new Accessibility features which the company will be releasing with Spring Creators Update and Redstone 5. Microsoft will be bringing an overhauled Ease of Access Settings section making it easier for users to configure features for hearing, vision and interaction aids.

The company is also introducing new keyboard shortcuts for the Settings app which can be navigated with Landmarks and Headings. The company is also making improvements to the Narrator which will be coming with improved performance and reliability.

Narrator focus will also be seeing improvements with the company focusing on handling, synchronizing and more. To improve the Narrator focus Microsoft has added a Tab key which will help users to move forward from the current item.

The Microsoft Edge browser is also receiving improvements with the team adding keyboard shortcuts to UI tool tips for the screen reader to invoke different features.

With Redstone 4 and Redstone 5 Microsoft will be making sure that Windows 10 will be supporting additional languages like Urdu, Farsi, Ukranian and also Telugu.

Narrator is also expected to be landing in Safe Mode but will be available only once the company releases Redstone 5 to the general public. Microsoft is also working with its partners to improve the accessibility in Windows 10 and also focus on UI Automation.

Redstone 5 will also see Eye control improvements which help users in easier navigation with the company adding scrolling and direct left and right click capabilities. The company also plans to introduce flexibility to pause eye control by enabling you to hide the launchpad for reading, relaxing and more.

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