Setting up Accessibility Insights for Windows

The following steps will prepare you to use Accessibility Insights for Windows on a Windows computer.

Installing Accessibility Insights for Windows

Using the setup wizard

  1. Go to Accessibility Insights Downloads.
  2. Under For Windows, select Download for Windows.
  3. When the installer file finishes downloading, open it.
  4. Follow the instructions in the setup wizard.

Using a command prompt

This method is an alternative to using the setup wizard.

  1. Go to Accessibility Insights Downloads.

  2. Under For Windows, select Download for Windows.

  3. When the installer file finishes downloading, open a command prompt as an administrator.

  4. Change to the directory containing the file. For example, enter the following command:

    cd %HOMEPATH%\Downloads

  5. Run the installer in quiet mode. For example, enter the following command:

    msiexec.exe /i AccessibilityInsights.msi /quiet

    An application icon will appear on the desktop when installation is complete.

Testing your target application

By default, Accessibility Insights for Windows can't access applications running with administrative privileges. In this situation, you have three options:

  • If possible, run your target application without administrative privileges.

  • Run Accessibility Insights for Windows as administrator. (Must be done each session.)

  • Enable UIAccess for Accessibility Insights for Windows. (Will impact all future sessions of Accessibility Insights for Windows.) To do this:

    1. Open a command prompt as an administrator.

    2. Navigate to the directory where the AccessibilityInsights.exe file is stored. For example, enter the following command:

      cd C:\Program Files (x86)\AccessibilityInsights\1.1

    3. Run UIAccess.cmd Enable from the directory where Accessibility Insights for Windows is installed. For example, enter the following command:

      UIAccess.cmd Enable

Uninstalling Accessibility Insights for Windows

  1. Go to Apps & features, select Accessibility Insights for Windows, and then select Uninstall.