How can I navigate on a tech device if I'm disabled?

Most of today's tech devices have features that make it easier for people with disabilities to use the full range of the device's features. Accessibility options are usually found in the device's system settings or preferences.

With technology becoming so necessary for everyday life, you'll find more accessibility features being developed all the time. There are several ways to navigate on a device: a mouse, a trackpad, a keyboard and touch sensors to name a few. While you can use your fingers on touch-sensitive devices, there are styluses (pointer- or pen-like tools) that make it easier. Styluses are usually more accurate than your finger and help keep your screen clean. They are very low-cost and can be purchased almost anywhere technology is sold.

If you find that the display scrolls too fast or the device is too sensitive when you select something, there are a variety of adjustments you can make. This is especially useful if you have fine motor issues.

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