Narrator reads aloud the text that appears on your screen and describes your desktop and any windows you have open. You can also have it read aloud what you type, as well as announce events that happen on the screen (such as dialog boxes that appear).
Narrator is not available in all languages, so if the steps below do not work, Narrator is not available for your language.
Open Narrator by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Narrator.
Under Main Narrator Settings box, do one or more of the following:
To hear what you type, select the Echo User's Keystrokes check box.
To hear background events, such as notifications, select the Announce System Messages check box.
To hear an announcement when the screen scrolls, select the Announce Scroll Notifications check box.
Use the keyboard shortcuts in the following table to specify which text you want Narrator to read.
Get information about the current item
Read the entire selected window
Read the selected window layout
Read a description of the non-dependent elements adjacent to the currently selected element
Stop Narrator from reading text
Move the cursor backward to the beginning of any preceding text that has different formatting. For example, the cursor moves from a bold word to the beginning of a non-bold word that precedes it.
Move the cursor to the beginning of any text that follows it that has different formatting. For example, the cursor moves from a bold word to the beginning of a non-bold word that follows it.
Move the cursor back to the beginning of any text that has the same formatting. For example, the cursor moves from the middle of a bold word to the beginning of that word.
Move the cursor to the end of any text that has the same formatting. For example, the cursor moves from the middle of a bold word to the end of that word.
Select all of the text that has the same formatting as the character at the cursor
Read the current character
Read the current word
Read the current line
Read the current paragraph
Read the current page
Read the current document