Making the mouse pointer easier to locate, follow and move are
problems to consider for students with cognitive, sensory or physical
disabilities. There are ways to improve how the pointer is seen
In the Windows operating systems (95 and 98), open the:Settings
\ Control Panels \ Mouse Properties \ Pointers
Mouse Options include adjusting:
- Speed of pointer movement,
- Speed of click rate, and
- Providing mouse "tails" on the screen, making the
pointer easier to follow.
Here you can change how the pointer (and other cursors) looks.
The default pointer is Windows Black (Large). Under Mouse Properties,
you can change the size and color of the pointer. Or, you can choose
a completely new cursor theme, like "Oceans" where the
pointer changes to a seashell!