[Athen] auto load of Narrator and Magnifier on Windows 7

E.A. Draffan ea at emptech.info
Tue Apr 5 08:35:43 PDT 2011

This is a tricky one and well hidden - Go Control Panel / Ease of Access
Center - this will bring up a page with Explore all Settings half way down,
first select 'Use the Computer without a Display' and deselect the checkbox
to turn off Narrator. Then go back to Explore all Settings and go to 'Make
the Computer easier to see' and do the same for the Magnifier.

Hope that works!

Best wishes E.A.

Mrs E.A. Draffan
Learning Societies Lab,
ECS, University of Southampton,
Tel +44 (0)23 8059 7246

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Robert Beach
Sent: 05 April 2011 15:00
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network (athen at athenpro.org)
Subject: [Athen] auto load of Narrator and Magnifier on Windows 7

Hi all,

I have a problem that I can’t seem to find the fix for.  We recently
upgraded to Windows 7 on all of our computers.  At some point, Narrator was
loaded at the login screen to assist with the login process.  That was fine,
however now both Narrator and Magnifier both always load at the login
screen.  This makes the login screen hard for some to see because it is so
large.  Also, having Narrator talking really confuses some students.

I have not found a place to adjust the settings so that these two items do
not auto load at the login screen.  Can somebody please direct me?  I know
this should be easy to do, and I’m just missing it somewhere.


Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS  66112
rbeach at kckcc.edu

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