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 play a HTML5 or Flash video with keyboard shortcuts on a system without a mouse?

Original Question The Firefox help pages state: After you click on the media on a web page, to give it focus, you can control the playback with your keyboard. But how can we initially give it ...
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How to add Color Scheme to Windows Vista/7/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2?

Windows, up to Windows XP, had Color Schemes, e.g.: Windows Standard Windows Standard (large) Windows Standard (extra large) High Contrast #1 High Contrast #1 (large) High Contrast #1 (extra large) ...
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Turn off Snap-Assist-like feature in Windows 10 (for notebooks)

I googled lot around related to the following problem: I have a freshly pre-installed Windows 10 on my Dell notebook. When I start to move a window, a blue-colored assistance symbol shows up offering ...
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Keybinding to zoom in/out of flash widget

I'm looking for a keybinding to zoom in/zoom out of flash widgets similar to Ctrl++ and Ctrl+- on webbrowsers default aka increasing font size. I'm aware of the right click option, but from time to ...
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How to deactivate Ease of Access in window in Windows 7

By mistake I had activated ease of access "use comp. w/o mouse or keyboard" & from that my laptop keyboard is not giving any response i.e. not working so I have to use online keyboard & it ...
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Play sound when certain text appears in browser

I'm looking for a browser, or browser extension that will play an audio file when certain text is displayed (or even buried in the html). Specifically I'd like a sound to play when GMail tells me "...
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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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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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Mac keyboard shortcut to focus the main HTML document/window in Chrome?

I use the keyboard to navigate webpages, but sometimes the focus will be on some element on the webpage that the keyboard will not respond to mouse down and space bar presses. Is there a global ...
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Whats the purpose of an Elevated administrator in Windows 10

Consider a system having a separate admin account(apart from the one which is activated) and a normal user account on a shared system. Now we have 2 admin's a1 one which is created from account ...
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X window (or whole linux system) replace Caps Lock with ESC *and* Control

on windows there are several key maps applications that replaces Caps lock with ESC on a single 'press and relase' and with a Control signal if hold and another key is pressed. Is there any way to do ...
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How to use cepstral swift for tts instead jovie in kde L?

So I'm running KDE settings, in kttsmgr. I go add Talker, and try to add a swift talker: /opt/swift/bin/swift -p "speech/rate=180" %t -o %w ..per the instructions here, which I suspect are out of ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Set Korean input type to default

I often need to switch between French keyboard layout and Korean layout. However, by default, the input type of the Korean layout is set to English, so equivalent to a regular QWERTY keyboard. I may ...
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xorg: emulate mouse, no numeric keypad

How to emulate the mouse without a real mouse on X? i know about shift+num lock but i'm using a half keyboard that does not have a num pad or even the num lock key... i'm looking for something ...
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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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How do I “tab to” the next control within Safari's viewport?

Hitting TAB in Safari on OSX will focus controls in-order, starting from the top of the page. When I scroll down a long page, I want TAB to focus the first visible element in the viewport, rather ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7: can zoom continuously follow pointer?

Is it possible to make the fullscreen magnifier in Windows 7 follow the mouse continuously, instead of lurching when mouse gets to the edge of the screen?
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can't access external hard disc files

I have shared some folders on my external hard drive in the office network where I work. After this, when I plug in the external hard drive to my home PC (Windows 7), it gives the message saying: ...