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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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 ...