Both Macintosh and Windows operating systems on personal computers and laptops come installed with numerous accessibility features. These features can be great alternatives to third-party applications, such as Kurzweil or Dragon, and allows users to tailor their devices to their personal needs and preferences. These features also have the added benefit of coming at no additional cost to users and of being integrated into the operating system of the user’s personal device, allowing for a smoother and more cohesive experience. These features can be divided into Hearing, Vision, Mobility, and Cognitive assistive tools and features.

More information on available features and options, within each category, across the two operating systems, including how to enable and access them, can be found by selecting the accompanying tiles below.