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 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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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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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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Configure Firefox for all buttons to respond to apostrophe searching

Type CTRL-F and you can find the text on a button just fine. Type apostrophe and then type the text and you can find some links, and then hit Return to click on the link. The problem is that this does ...
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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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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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Getting Rid of White Flash in Windows 8 High Contrast Mode

I am trying out Windows 8 and I see white flashes whenever I open a tab (and immediately switch) in Firefox. In Windows 7, I was able to get rid of this by setting the Application Background color to ...
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Strange memory access error on actions

There is one error happening in one of my local machines (3 machines), which remains unsolved for me. I'm running Microsoft Windows XP SP3, all latest updates and the error happens on attempts to do ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 you set the OSK to dockable in win8 metro app mode

I have a metro app and when the users enter textfields the on-screen keyboard is docked to the bottom, in desktop mode you have the ability to undock but not when in metro. is there a way to undock ...
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How to move the cursor with keyboard at login screen?

At a fresh login screen there is no cursor and hitting tab, the arrows, or mashing the keyboard doesn't make one appear. Is there a way to bring the cursor to the Name field without using the mouse?
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Motor disability – In Android Home or “All Apps”, tapping on right edge = swipe to the left – Tap bottom in Chrome = swipe up/page down?

Microsoft has the Sticky Keys accessibility option so that you don’t have to hold down a modifier. Too much holding down, like in mouse dragging, and swiping on a touchscreen can be bothersome for ...
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Touching multiple web elements simultaneously brings out area with magnification for clarification of intended target – name of feature?

When you touch multiple web elements simultaneously, perhaps due to the widgets being too small, and/or too close together, the area around where you touched pops out, giving you a magnified view of ...
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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: ...