How to make your keyboard easier to use

There are a number of ways you can adapt your computer to make it easier to use the keyboard. These guides explain how to customise your operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux), so that you can use the keyboard with one hand, for instance, or minimise accidental keystrokes. You can also set up the on-screen keyboard and learn shortcuts and other tricks to reduce the amount of typing you need to do.

There are a number of ways to do this…

Change the keyboard settings on your computer

Change the settings in your operating system to control the pace of repeated keystrokes and avoid accidental keystrokes.

Use the keyboard with one hand

Change the settings in your operating system so that you do not need to press multiple keys at the same time.

Turn on and customise the on-screen keyboard

Activate your operating system's virtual keyboard, so you can use a mouse, switch or other device instead of a physical keyboard.

Common keyboard shortcuts

A list of the most frequently used keyboard shortcuts.

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