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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How can I best browse without using my hands?

I have my hands full most of the day although I can do some operations on a computer. I am wondering how can I best browse (read articles/view videos/reply to emails/browsing tabs) without using my ...
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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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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 read emails from specific senders as plain text in Outlook 2010?

I'm working with a client who has a visual impairment and who uses the JAWS screenreader to access her computer, which runs Windows 7. She uses Outlook 2010 to access her emails (and, for various ...
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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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“Google Software Update would like to control this computer…” What?

For the first time (that I've seen), some piece of Google's software updater is now asking for permission to control my computer. I couldn't find any other mention of this on the web, so I don't ...
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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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Opensuse Stop Gnome Zoom from Following typing

I'm currently running Opensuse 42.1 Leap. I have a visual disability so I use the Zoom functionality built into Gnome's Universal Access tools. I love the zoom function, except for one problem. As 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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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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Having reading software read cells in excel

I am creating a Excel list template. The people using it are using text reading software - such as ZoomText or NVDI - to read the spreadsheet. How can I have the software read something different then ...
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Apache web server not accessible publicly

I have an Apache (2.4.10) web server running on a desktop with Debian (Jessie, 8). The desktop has a static local IP address (192.168.x.x) and my WAN (public) IP address has been fixed as well ...
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Can you change menu background color and font size of the Chrome browser?

I know you can change elements of web pages and some aspects of the outer "chrome" via custom themes, font family settings, etc. What I can't seem to find is any way to change the background of the ...
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How do I decrease the minimum font size in Sublime Text 3

If I use the Ctrl+ and Ctrl- key combinations I can lower my font size down to 8pt, even though if I edit my user preferences I can set this to whatever I like. Problem is once I do that, any use of ...
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Abnormal Shift+Tab Behavior in Mac OS Safari

I designed a web form keeping Accessibility Interface in mind and during the testing phase, one of the tester (who was testing on a Mac Laptop) reported that when he used the Shift+Tab combination, ...
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Automatic conversion of PDF to blind-readable format

I have a friend who's blind, and I have a PDF which I would like to give him to read. The PDF is about 200 pages of beautifully-designed text (with a few pictures and figures containing text, but ...
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Word 2013: how do I make zoom level sticky?

Word's default display size is almost always too small for me. Because I use Word only at work and most of our documents use a standard template, I can say with a fair degree of certainty what zoom ...
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How to limit Admin account login?

I would like to set my Windows 7 in such a way that I could only login as an Admin on Sunday from 12:00 to 14:00. How can I do that?
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How can I read just articles (with included images) online?

I would like to read just the contents of an article (text plus images) on a website (any modern news/blog website) spanned over the entire width of my browser window. I have installed browser addons ...
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What is the cleanest way to temporarily disable a keyboard? [duplicate]

I have a strange problem, and it involves my keyboard and a cat. I have a computer in a shared office, and this is my machine. But there’s also a cat in the office, that likes to walk on keyboards. ...
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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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Folder Options has “-ON” and “-OFF” appended to all options

On one of our user's computers (on Windows 7, Folder Options -> View), I see things like "Don't show hidden, files, folders or drives-ON" (which is selected) "Show hidden files, folders, and ...
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Can I freeze an application's menus for easier selecting?

I have a hard time selecting items from drop-down menus, especially menus with sub-menus. My mouse always goes off the sub-menu. Is there an app or hotkey I can use to freeze, or hold a menu while I ...
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Have Microsoft changed the Magnifier application in Windows 8 or 10?

I do some work with visually impaired and blind people, teaching basic computing skills. I'm interested to know whether Microsoft have made any changes to the Magnifier application that ships with ...
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ignore repeated keystrokes for more than 2 seconds in Windows 7

Windows 7 Pro ease of access center allows you to ignore repeated keystrokes for a maximum of 2.0 seconds. For my purposes, I need repeated keystrokes ignored for upwards of 240 seconds. Is there ...
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How to fix white background of all webpages in all browsers?

For more that 2 years I am facing a screen resolution problem in my laptop computer which uses Win7 x86 (Ultimate). To describe you what exactly happens I will give you some examples. When the pc ...
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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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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 it’s ...
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Is there a way to invert the colors of the images only in Chrome?

I've inverted the colors for everything on my Mac, which makes it much easier to read text. The only downside is the images. It would be nice if there were a way to invert only the pictures in Chrome. ...
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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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Customise on-screen keyboard

How would one go about customising the on-screen keyboard on a Microsoft Surface Pro? I've noticed that it doesn't have an alt or Esc key and I can't think of any good reason why those keys, among ...
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How do I increase font size in Pidgin's buddy list?

My workplace has me using Pidgin on Windows 7. I am having trouble making it play nicely with my accessibility requirements. Specifically, as a GTK app out of its native habitat it is not following my ...
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One finger scrolling on a Macbook touchpad

After an accident that damaged my hands, I am no longer able to do the two finger scrolling gesture on Macbook touchpad. On Windows I set up so called "scrollzone", it allows me to scroll smoothly by ...
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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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ClearType Text Tuner: what exactly do all steps do? [duplicate]

In Windows, when adjusting ClearType text, following the option to turn on/off ClearType & ensuring the monitor is set to native resolution, one is supposed to follow 5 steps. I've already tried ...
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Enabling Classic Long Click Behavior On Windows 8.1 Tablets

I have several programs installed on a new Windows 8.1 tablet, that require a long left-mouse button press to perform certain actions. The problem is, I can't seem to mimic this functionality when ...
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Make Excel 2010 workable under high contrast theme

(started this topic first at answers.microsoft.com, but I have no high hopes it I will get a solution there...) Finally bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1, installed my Office 2010 on it, got all ...
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How to make CTRL+F ignore accents and diacritics when searching on page in Google Chrome?

When I press Ctrl+F in Google Chrome and type for example patnact I want patnáct and patnact to be highlighted on page. Since few week ago this feature has been disabled. Can I enable it again, if so ...
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System-wise large font for Windows modern apps & Start screen

I bought an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet today. The font size for the icons on the Start screen and the Settings, and all modern apps generally, is too small. And there are LOTS of empty margins round the ...
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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 make Shift, Ctrl and Alt toggle like Caps lock

I can't use one hand so it's pretty hard to work with Photoshop and Illustrator. Is there any way how to make Shift, Ctrl and Alt modifiers toggle (like Caps Lock) instead of holding down?
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How to completely disable Subpixel rendering in Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I am - unfortunately - one of the persons, for whom subpixel rendering is a visual burden instead of a help. So I am trying to disable it completely in Windows 8.1, but it still pops up a lot of ...
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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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Create a Location in Windows where I have full read and write access

As it happens I got a chance to work for a company where every developer gets a Window desktop to work on, without giving the admin rights to run things as Admin. On that I tried installing "Spring ...
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Is it possible to increase the size of the text for received messages in Lotus Sametime?

I'm using Sametime 8.5.1 on Windows 7 and I would like the text to appear bigger. I tried changing the settings in File > Preferences > Sametime > Chat Window > Chat Font, but this ...
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Windows Server 2012 start icon (button)

How can I create a desktop or start bar icon which would should show the Start Menu in Windows Server 2012? I having multiple remote connections in small windows (not full screen) and hovering the ...
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What are some screen accessibility options for folks who like to read BIG text

I have a hard time reading fonts on webpages, programs and email. I have dropped the resolution down to bump up the text and noticed an improvement in reading comprehension. I can alt+scroll wheel in ...
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How do I use Windows MouseKeys with Modern apps?

I've enabled mouse keys in my Windows 8 installation, and I've noticed that some modern apps don't properly respond to the mouse events. For instance, the Netflix and Mint apps don't receive the ...
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OS X Yosemite: Make it “really” dark

With the latest release of OS X, 10.10, one is now able to make the menubar, the doc and other smaller components become black - or "dark", as they call it. As a user of the inverse function (an ...
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Can I disable “high contrast” mode in Internet Explorer despite high contrast being enabled in Windows 8?

I'm using a Windows 8 high-contrast theme. The problem is that I use Internet Explorer 10 for testing website design, so I need high-contrast to be turned off in Internet Explorer only. Is there a way ...