Windows Narrator is a basic screen-reading program. It offers speech feedback for all menus and dialog boxes, Windows Explorer and Notepad but will not speak out a whole Word documents or web page.
To start Narrator:
- Open the â€˜ Start â€˜ menu by clicking on the â€˜ Start â€˜ button or by pressing the Windows logo key (located between the Ctrl and Alt keys on most keyboards), alternatively press â€˜ Ctrl â€˜ + â€˜ Esc â€˜ .
- Click on â€˜ All Programs â€˜ or alternatively press â€˜ P â€˜ on the keyboard until All Programs is highlighted and then press â€˜ Enter â€˜ .
- Click on â€˜ Accessories â€˜ or press â€˜ A â€˜ on the keyboard until â€˜ Accessories â€˜ is highlighted and then press â€˜ Enter â€˜ .
- Click on â€˜ Accessibility â€˜ or if you are using the keyboard, it will already be highlighted so just press â€˜ Enter â€˜.
- Click on â€˜ Narrator â€˜ or pressâ€™ N â€˜ until â€˜ Narratorâ€™ is highlighted and then press â€˜ Enter â€˜.
- The â€˜ Microsoft Narrator â€˜ window will then appear and â€˜ Narrator â€˜ immediately starts talking and reads out the instructions on how to use this feature.
- After clicking on the â€˜ OK â€˜ button or pressing â€˜ Enter â€˜ , another window appears which has various options which you can select by clicking on the checkbox or tabbing to the checkbox and pressing the â€˜ Spacebar â€˜ . You can also adjust the voice settings from here by clicking on the â€˜ Voice â€˜ button or pressing â€˜ V â€˜ on the keyboard.
Please note: Windowâ€™s Narrator is only available for Windows 2000 and XP.