Morphic – Basic Features
Auto-personalization and a MorphicBar that puts the top-used accessibility and usability features right at your fingertips.
Take a quick peek at Morphic’s basic features.
Morphic’s Basic Features include:
- One-click access to key built-in accessibility and usability features like those on this page,
- A quick menu of additional accessibility/usability features, and
- The ability to transfer a person’s assistive technology and accessibility/usability settings between computers.
The + and – buttons under Text Size enable you to either increase or decrease the size of the text and pictures on your screen. There are multiple settings you can choose from to fit your personal needs.
When you click on Show Magnifier, your own personal “magnifying glass” pops up that enlarges everything you scroll over! You’ll never miss any “fine print” again. To turn off, simply click on the Hide Magnifier.
When you click on Snip’s copy button a live crosshair cursor pops up on your screen. Simply press your mouse button and drag to draw a square around what you want to copy. Let go of your mouse button. You can then paste the picture in email or anywhere.
Select any text with your mouse and then click on the Read Selected play button and the computer will read it for you! Great for those who would like to listen to an article while doing something else or for people with certain types of dyslexia! Mac computers have a pop-up control panel.
Contrast allows you to adjust the contrast between text and its background. It also removes shading of tabs and other parts of the screen that reduce contrast.
The Color button turns color filters on and off that help people with colorblindness see color differences more easily (e.g. a color coded chart). Users can change the filters for different types of colorblindness.
Some people prefer to have white text on a dark background. Some find it more restful on the eyes. Dark mode changes the computer and many (but not all) of its programs with dark text on white background to light text on dark background.
Night Mode (also called Night Time or Night Shift) reduces the blue-white light and makes your screen a little more warm and yellow. Some people feel this reduces strain on the eyes. Some feel that it makes it easier to sleep after viewing.
Move Setups Between Computers
Use the Morphic menu item Save my Setup to save your personal setup (including assistive technologies, their settings, key computer settings, etc.) from one computer and later Change the Setup of other computers to match yours (and then change it back when you are done).
Frequently asked questions
Where is my information stored?
Your Morphic settings are stored in a separate “vault” on the Morphic servers and you alone have the key. The security of our users’ vaults is overseen by both an internal Data Privacy Officer and an external Privacy & Data Ethics Council made up of privacy and digital human rights experts/advocates. We will never sell or share any of your data.
Why are the basic features of Morphic free?
We want everyone to have basic access to computers and technology. We use grant and gift funds to make the basic features of Morphic free to everyone.
What does the Plus subscription give you over Morphic’s basic features?
The Morphic Plus subscription adds the ability to customize Morphic Bars for yourself and others and gives you access to additional features not on the basic MorphicBar.
Your feedback is valuable to the success of this project
Our mission with Morphic is to make computers easier to use. With the input from real Morphic users, we want to improve Morphic as a tool to make computers easier to use. We value the opinion of our users and your feedback will go a long way in making Morphic better.