Evaluate the performance of a computer system and explain and justify improvements that could be made to a computer system.

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Task 4 – M3 & D2


My recommendations for the new PCs and software have been accepted by the senior leaders at Feltham Community College. I have been asked to set up the new computer system and ensure that all items are installed correctly. The computers needed to be suitable for pupils who are visually impaired as asked by the SEN department. Meaning I had to change the user settings to make using the computer suitable and easy for the pupils to use.


I changed the mouse settings in many different ways. Firstly, I changed the size and colour of the mouse. I did this by going to the control panel and then to ease of access.  I chose to go for the extra-large black colour. This is because it makes the mouse easy to see as it is large and bold. This will make it easy for the user to use and will be able to navigate easily around the screen. In addition, I changed the mouse visibility to long. This is because if the pointer was short it may be difficult for the user to be able to use the computer; they have vision problems therefore if it disappears too quickly they won’t be able to see it. Furthermore, I changed the motion of the pointer to be slow to medium. This is because again it will allow the user to navigate more easily as it won’t be moving too fast that they cannot keep up.


I chose to allow the on screen keyboard this was done in to ease of access. This is going to make typing easier for the user as they can change the size of the virtual keyboard. The user may want to have an extremely large keyboard and therefore this gives them the option. However a real keyboard won’t let you change the size. This will make the keyboard easier and the user will be able to use the keyboard and type easier. I also could change the keyboard to a different languages. However, I didn’t change the language because most pupils speak English, yet if I needed to change the language I could with the hundreds of options to choose from.

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Moreover, I enabled the narrator this was done in to ease of access. The narrator reads aloud any text on the screen. And also turned on audio description which allows the user to hear descriptions of what’s happening in videos. This is helpful for the user as their actions can be explained with sound. This means their eyesight isn’t relied on and will make the computer easier and simpler for the user to use.


I changed the theme to high contrast 1 this was done in personalisation and then changing theme. This theme is a black ...

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