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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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? [closed]

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 ...
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What accessiblity software (screen readers) is for windows?

What accessiblity software (screen readers) is for windows that's cheap?
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What music-playing software application would work well for a blind user? [closed]

I have a friend who is blind and enjoys listening to music. But he struggles with Windows Media Player; it's difficult for him to navigate to the song he wants, or control playback. I'd like to find ...
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Mouse anti-tremor solution?

My 73 year old mother is a surprisingly savvy computer user. She uses her computer for research almost daily. As she has gotten older, she has developed a tremor in both hands. This makes using the ...
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Positioning cursor using eye movement

I'm interested in replacing my mouse with a camera and software to automatically place the cursor under point on the screen I'm looking at. Where could I find something like this?
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Upgrading and installing packages through the Cygwin command line?

I'm a blind computer user that uses Cygwin. The installation program isn't very accessible: upgrading, installing, and removing specific packages is quite hard to do since you have to use simulated ...
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How to make Google Chrome honor my Windows DPI setting?

Google Chrome doesn't seem to respect my DPI setting in Windows. I run at 150 DPI, but Chrome ignores that, meaning that images and text are teeeeeeny tiny. I hit: Ctrl + + Ctrl + + to zoom in. ...
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Utility for converting printouts to a large font

My grandmother would like to be able to print articles from the web in large type, so that any visually impaired people she distributes the printouts to will have a better chance at reading them. She ...
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How to disable the Accessibility feature / on-screen keyboard in Vista?

The pesky on-screen keyboard seems to find a way to make itself visible at my login screen every time I boot up. I've gone into the accessibility options and turned off the on-screen keyboard, but it ...