Navigating the Computer without a Mouse
By: Carmen Willings
Using a mouse to navigate the computer can be difficult if not impossible for a student with a visual impairment. Students who continue to have useable vision often prefer to use a mouse to navigate the computer simply because it is familiar to them and it does not require the user to memorize key commands.
Learning to use the keyboard commands can, however, help students become more efficient and independent on the computer. These shortcut keys and can be beneficial for sighted students and adults as well!
Navigating Computer w/o a Mouse
These will allow you to use the start menu system to access applications, not on the desktop.
Navigating to and within the Desktop
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