If you have difficulty hearing your PC, Windows can help. Visual notifications let you receive visual warnings instead of sounds for system events, such as a new email message. Built-in closed caption options let you set preferences for how captions will look when turned on in an app.
Windows lets you convert stereo audio to mono. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Other options , and turn on Mono audio.
If hearing audible sound alerts is difficult, you can switch to visual alerts instead. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Other options . Under Visual notifications for sound, choose the visual response you want. You can choose to have the active window, active title bar, or the whole screen flash when a notification arrives instead of relying on sound alone.
By default, Windows notifications disappear five seconds after they appear. If you want more time to read them, increase the notification display time. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Other options . Under Show notifications for, choose the time you want up to five minutes.
Windows offers many options to customize things like the color, size and background of closed captions. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Closed captions , and then choose how you want captions to be displayed when you watch a movie or TV show.
Article ID: 27933 - Last Review: 11 Apr 2017 - Revision: 15