My mother-in-law, who has some vision and mobility issues, just purchased her first Mac. Help me help her use it.
MIL just ordered her new computer online, and will be getting it in a couple of days. My FIL is *not* a mac user, and they're both not that comfortable around computers.
She's got both "I'm getting older and can't read small things" bad vision, and severe mobility issues (can only really use her non-dominant hand to do things, and very much has to hunt-and-peck type.) I'm also not in the same area as her, so I can't help her get things set up- I'll be visiting in a couple of weeks (and hopefully getting stuff like Time Machine set up, etc.), but obviously, it would be great for her to start exploring and figuring things out on her own.
Does anybody have any good resources that could, in a very, very, basic way, explain the accessibility features on her Mac? Specifically, I'm looking for something that explains how Sticky Keys work and how to enable them (she, surprisingly, hadn't heard of this at all when I last talked to her), as well as a general guide to using zoom (which, for her, is going to need the use of Sticky Keys- holding down a key and using the mouse isn't going to work; ditto using the track pad), as well as things like adjusting the type face size in various programs.
Essentials include that they're specifically with instructions for Mavericks, and, again, very easy to follow. (I mean I think if she read this
her questions would include "What's a modifier key?" and would be lost from there; this
is decent, but its for the wrong OS.) I'm guessing the "Mavericks for Dummies" book or something like that might work, but free resources would be great!