Features built into software or a device to allow the greatest number of users to operate them, especially features for people with disabilities. This can also be the extent to which a program or device is accessible.

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Reorder/rearrange tabs using keyboard shortcut

In Firefox, it's possible to rearrange tabs (reordering, moving to a new window, etc.) by drag-and-drop. But drag-and-drop is slow and unwieldy, and is difficult for some people to use. In ...
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How do I select multiple non-consecutive options from an html multiple select using just the keyboard in chrome?

How do I select multiple non-consecutive options from an html multiple select using just the keyboard in chrome? I am aware of methods in ie and firefox. Here is an example multiple select: ...
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How to zoom without following the cursor in OS X

In OS X Lion, I want to zoom in to an area of the screen, and then lock the zoom there regardless of where I move my cursor (by default the zoomed-in area will follow my cursor position). I read ...
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Quickly move the tab focus to the content in Chrome

When you press enter on the omnibar, the focus switches to the web page content. This is great, but what if you have switched to the omnibar and want to switch back to the web page? Hitting tab ...
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Text-to-speech program on Windows saying “ASCII”

I am using Windows native text-to-speech program to read web pages and pdf files. Whenever the reader encounters a special character (or a blank space of some sort), it says "ASCII". Is there a way to ...
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How can one-handed work in Emacs be eased?

My right hand is temporarily immobilized and I would like to do some minor work in Emacs, mostly in Org-mode, but also in AUCTeX. Are there ways to ease one-handed work in Emacs, such as some mode or ...
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On a mac can I use CUPS to set a minimum font size?

I am setting up a mac for an aunt who needs large fonts to read, I have set up Safari correctly but there is a problem. When I print the text comes out at the original font size, not the enlarged ...
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How to open a link with only a keyboard on Google Docs

I wanted to know if anyone have any experience with using Google Docs with only a keyboard? How do I open a link there? The only solution I could find was to use Microsoft's MouseKeys option - but ...
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Outlook Express in Win7

Is it possible to install Outlook Express in Windows 7? Problem is, that my sister is visually impaired and needs to use email client together with AI Squared Zoomtext 9 ReaderMagnifier (aka ZT 9). ...
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How to pause TTS in Mac Safari when not using full VoiceOver mode?

I normally use OS X in visual mode, with just the cursor and fonts a bit bigger. But when reading long web pages I do like the Text-To-Speech feature. You highlight some text and then a hot-key ...
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How to enforce default text style for incoming mails?

One of my coworkers is handicapped with restricted vision and needs a very high contrast on his workspace. This works well for most applications, but it's not working for outlook-mails send as ...
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Coming from Win XP to 7 and having new accessibility software problems

I just switched from Windows XP Pro SP3 (32bit) to Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit) on a new PC. Now, both the new onscreen keyboard and a utility for sending mouse clicks are being problematic. The ...
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Setting Konqueror-style access keys for links in Chrome

In Konqueror, if I press the Ctrl key, I get boxes with letters in them for every link and button on the page: I believe this is called an "access key", but it is done without the original webpage ...
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How can I use the keyboard to navigate dialog boxes in OS X Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OS X: using the keyboard to select an option in a message window / box? On Snow Leopard 10.6 I used to be able to use tab and space to navigate between buttons and ...
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How do I Force the Background color on web pages IE9 Win7

Normally opening up internet options , and adjusting the "accessability" type features for colors, and fonts, would allow a person to control how a web page was viewed. (rant) that is what the item ...
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Changing width of column in Explorer details view with keyboard

On Windows XP, open up an Explorer window, for example by pressing Start-e. Make sure you're in the "details" mode, where you see for each file its size, type, etc. As you know, you can use the ...
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Can you move items on the desktop with the keyboard only?

Is it possible to move icons (files) on the desktop of Windows XP without touching the mouse, using the keyboard only? EDIT: I am specifically interested in an answer that does not involve simply ...
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Can't enable universal zoom in OS X Lion

I upgraded to Lion from Snow Leopard and I accept the bugs with Microsoft Outlook but I have to find a way to fix my Trackpad zooming. I used to be able to pinch with two fingers on the trackpad and ...
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Is there a widget to adjust display resolution in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Easily change screen resolution in Windows 7 Any way of changing Windows 7 screen resolution via command line? I'm setting up a Windows 7 Home box for my parents, and ...
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Is there a way to control Rosetta Stone with the keyboard?

I'm using the excellent Rosetta Stone for learning German. Problem is, in order to answer its language questions I'm forced to click the correct answer with the dreaded mouse. Is there any way to ...
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Screen reader that logs text (for accessibility testing)?

Does anyone know of a screen reader for Windows that writes text to a log instead of actually reading it out? This is for accessibility testing. I know how to directly access the automation tree, but ...
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Software to read PDFs with inverted colors (Windows)

I sometimes want to read a long PDF file in a computer, but because white background I can read only a few pages until my eyes weep. Is there any software to invert colors of a PDF (PDF converter, ...
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left shift “stuck ” on Windows 7

I'm having a hard time with a "stuck" left shift key. my sister complained she is getting symbols instead of numbers using her netbook. after some time I fired up the on screen keyboard ...
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How to achieve inverted color in Windows 7 (like Compiz Negative)?

How can I achieve Compiz Negative effect in Windows 7? Screenshot showing what Compiz Negative effect is like Alt+Shift+PrtSc (High Contrast) doesn't cut it. Compiz Negative inverts color on every ...
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Simulating red-green color-blindness (browser extension or other)

I'd like to be able to occasionally set a browser window (or the whole browser, or failing that, all of XP) to simulate being viewed by someone who is color blind. The particular effect I'm interested ...
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Linux accessibility: Slow Keys causing duplicate key strokes

I'm exploring the accessibility features within Gnome and having trouble with Slow Keys. My input is always doubled. Press a key briefly and I get nothing as you'd expect. Press just a bit longer and ...
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How do I disable screen magnifier at login screen? (Ubuntu 10.10)

I was trying to get a screen magnifier working for a presentation. I enabled orca but it didn't work well. It magnified way too much and some elements came up really pixelated. So I started using ...
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Win-Key + Arrow keyboard shortcuts no longer working

I spent the night tweaking my computer running windows 7. I got a little performance gains but unfortunately, the Win-key keyboard shortcuts no longer work. How do you fix them? What service ...
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Where can I find an auto click program for my mouse on Mac OS X?

I have carpal tunnel from typing and clicking my mouse. I have found many programs that auto click the mouse button in windows but none for Mac OS X. Does anyone know where I can find a program like ...
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What are “Windows Accessibility” options for?

Are they useful? how to make use of them?
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Lock the mouse cursor to one screen in Linux / Ubuntu

This question has already been asked, but for Windows: http://superuser.com/questions/50726/is-it-possible-to-lock-the-mouse-to-one-screen I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with 2 screens with different ...
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How can I launch an on screen keyboard, without a physical keyboard?

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a desktop, and do not have a keyboard that I can use with it. I would like to install sshd (secure shell daemon) so that I can access that computer, but I can't seem ...
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Displaying the accesskey keyboard shortcuts in Chrome (Mac)

I'm wondering if it's possible in Google Chrome (Mac) to display all the available "accesskey" keyboard shortcuts for a web page. What I would like to achieve is something like this for Firefox.
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How to resize Yahoo Messenger window?

Yahoo Messenger is huge: And that's as short as you can make it, it won't shrink vertically anymore. How can I make it a more reasonable size, e.g.: In fact, if we're making it look better, ...
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Is there an email client optimized for screen readers and accessiblity?

I'm currently working on a project to help visually impaired people. We're planning to use Orca screen reader for gnome. Everything is doing great but there is a problem with email web clients the ...
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How to force high-dpi scaling?

How can i force an application to be high-dpi scaled? Pretend there is an application, who's developers manifested it as high-dpi aware, when it really isn't. How can i force dpi-scaling? Pretend ...
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Increase text size in Ubuntu 10.04 due to having large resolution/monitors

I have 24" dual monitors with 1920x1080 resolution on both of them. Consequently the text appears so small. I use the following text-intensive applications frequently: Web browser (Google Chrome) ...
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any browser plugin that reads out web pages?

is there any plugin available for Firefox 3.5 or IE 8 that allows you to read out web pages?
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Windows 7 menu color

I find the Windows 7 menu quite hard to differentiate. The default background color and highlighted background color are too similar: Can I change this without changing the actual theme? Or do I ...
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Which browsers support Window's Low Integrity level?

Normally i like running ie, but it's rendering speed at high-dpi is poor. More recently i've switched to Chrome, but it does not support high-dpi displays. i'm interested in trying other browsers, ...
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In windows 7, how do I disable “Ease of Access” pop ups on the logon screen as I am typing my password?

So the question is pretty much in the title. Things to note: 'Use On-Screen Keyboard' is un-checked I have disabled Ease of Access by replacing utilman.exe But my problem now is that when I'm ...
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how to take keyboard tab reverse?

when i use tab to navigate? if i press tab, tab , tab it goes forward but how to do reverse
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arrow keys stop working to scroll pages

Sometimes, the arrow keys stop working to scroll pages. Sometimes, in Firefox -> Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Accessibility -> General, the first checkbox, about using arrow keys to scroll pages, ...
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Captcha workaround while using a text only broswer

Has anyone developed or found a workaround for getting passed captchas while using a text only webbrowser, such as Links? The only thing that occurred to me would be to download and render the image ...
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The blinking “|” is appearing out of text boxes

The blinking "|". In my computer, it appears even out of input boxes, so I can't scroll down internet pages normally anymore. I have to wait until it goes to the bottom of the page for the scrolling ...
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Why does Windows 7 have accelerator key combinations that cannot be used?

I want to run the command prompt as the administrator, using the keyboard. These are the steps that I follow: Press the Windows Logo key Press the Up Arrow key to get to All Programs Press the ...
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Disable press animation on Vista/Windows7 touch PC

I am using a multi-touch HP PC, and I want to disable the little "blip" cursor animations that happens when you touch the screen. Does anyone know how to disable this cursor animation and/or the ...
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Disable the “auto” onscreen keyboard in Vista/Windows7

I am using a multi-touch HP PC, and I want to disable the on-screen keyboard that pops up when a text input field gets focus. This is the same keyboard as when you touch the left side of the screen. ...
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Good Speech Recognition Programs for disabled people [closed]

I am trying to help my friend, who is severely disabled due to autism. I have found out that speech recognition is a good interface for disabled people to interact with the computer. One good software ...
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Usage statistics for accessiblity software (screen readers)

I asked a question earlier about what cheap/free screen reader software was available, but now I am curious as to the usages statistics of all available (not just free) screen reading software. Is ...