What's new in Ease of Access (Accessibility)?

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This version of Windows introduces the Ease of Access Center, a centralized location for accessibility settings and programs that used to be found in Accessibility Options. The Ease of Access Center also features a new questionnaire that you can use to get suggestions for accessibility features that you might find useful.

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Why did the name change?

The name has changed to help more people find accessibility settings and programs.

Where can I find the Ease of Access Center?

The Ease of Access Center is located in Control Panel.

  • Open Ease of Access Center by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Ease of Access Center.

What happened to Utility Manager?

The Ease of Access Center replaces it. If you're accustomed to opening Utility Manager by pressing the Windows key Picture of Windows logo key + U, you can still get to the same settings with that keyboard shortcut. Now, that keyboard shortcut opens the Ease of Access Center, where more settings are available in one place.

What happened to the Accessibility wizard?

It has been replaced by an optional questionnaire in the Ease of Access Center. Based on the answers you provide to the questions, the questionnaire recommends accessibility settings and assistive technologies and settings that can make the computer easier to use.