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Practice in Excel
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In this practice session you will look at the various ways in which a computer's display settings can be altered to help people with disabilities.

You will use the accessibility features in Microsoft® Windows® to change some of your computer settings. This practice session assumes that your computer is currently set up with the default display settings.

Important     Do not worry if your screen display changes. This is part of the practice, and you will receive instructions on how to get all your settings back to normal.

About the practice session

When you click Practice in Excel, a blank worksheet will download to your computer and open in Excel, and a separate window with practice instructions will appear alongside (see picture).

Note     You need to have Excel 2003 installed on your computer.

Tips

  • If the practice instructions aren't visible, or if they disappear when you click in Excel, click the Excel Help taskbar button and then click the Auto Tile button in the upper-left corner of the instructions.
  • If the practice instructions cover up Excel, click the Auto Tile button in the upper-left corner of the instructions.

Before you begin

Make sure to close Excel if it is already running.

Start the practice

Click Practice in Excel now.

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