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Questions tagged [accessibility]

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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Is there a way to show an outline around the mouse cursor on mouse down on OSX?

Is there a way to visually show when the mouse is down or up in OSX? This would be OS wide. For example, the trackpad has different click pressures and I want to see when the mouse is down. I would ...
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Does any version of Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac OS export tagged PDF for accessibility?

Microsoft PowerPoint for MS Windows can export presentations (both in the old PPT and the newer PPTX format) to "tagged" PDF. This requires that the user checks the "tagged PDF" option or something ...
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Achieving precise mouse movement despite trembling fingers

I take some medication that causes a constant tremor in my fingers. My old mouse recently died, and I had read that people with essential tremor do better with a trackball, so I bought one. However, ...
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How do I make the focus rectangle in Gtk3 more prominent?

I use the keyboard almost all the time to navigate; it often happens that I forget to turn my battery powered mouse on and I only notice after 15 or 30 minutes :) But with Gnome/Gtk 3 it got harder, ...
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How can I disable the focus ring in the firefox settings?

When an element is in focus, firefox automatically gives it a dotted outline, to show that the element is currently focused. This can be really useful when navigating webpages with a keyboard and ...
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Is there a way to have High Contrast mode and Full Screen Zoom enabled simultaneously?

My father has vision issues and would like it if the computer screen on his Windows 7 computer could be put in High Contrast mode at the same time as the Full Screen Zoom? Seems that they are ...
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Touch bar auto-complete in Google Chrome

The MacBook Pro’s touch bar offers word level auto-completion in many programs. Is it possible to enable this for Google Chrome or am I stuck with Safari? It is a useful accessibility feature.
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PDF Accessibility Issue With Color Contrast

When I run the Full Check within Adobe Pro, and get a list of things to fix within Accessibility Checker, one of the issues I've been having is "Color Contrast - Needs manual check" Problem is that ...
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Locked out of Windows 7 by uninstalling USB driver

I uninstalled my USB driver in Windows 7. Now I can't do anything as keyboard and mouse aren't available. Drivers don't appear to be automatically reinstalled. Remote desktop connection is disabled. ...
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How do I change the “alt activates the menu” feature of Windows 10 from a toggle to a hold?

There is an accessibility feature in Windows where pressing the alt key will activate and focus the menu at the top of the screen. The issue I'm having is that this feature is toggled with the alt ...
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How to disable the new Opera Alt+Space “quick search”?

After a recent update of ChrOpera, pressing Alt+Space no longer gets you the system menu: This violates not only the Microsoft User Interface Principles, but also the principle of least astonishment ...
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How can I make the Windows 10 onscreen keyboard stay visible?

I can open the on-screen keyboard using the shortcut in the bottom right of my desktop, but as soon as I type any character using my normal, physical keyboard, the on-screen keyboard minimizes. I ...
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How do I tab off a textarea in a Java application?

At work I am obliged to use a proprietary Java Web Start application for filling in certain forms. I suspect that the application uses Swing as its widget toolkit. I prefer to fill in the forms ...
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How can I get my accessibility settings to apply to my 2nd monitor on Windows 10

I use Windows 10 and adjust display settings (high contrast theme, mouse/cursor pointer size, and dpi) to be able to see my work. I just added a 2nd monitor and run extended display. The high contrast ...
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Activate eye control without user interaction

Windows 10 supports eye control since version 1709 (MS Support Website) using additional hardware, e.g. products from Tobii. There is a switch in SystemSettings.exe to activate the feature: This sets ...
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No access to server despite setting IP in hosts.allow

I am trying to give a user access to our redhat server from his home computer. I have done this several times for other users already, simply adding the respective IP to the servers hosts.allow file. ...
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Sticky Keys in Arch Linux?

I followed this tutorial but it didn't work. keymaps 0-2,4-5,8,12 keycode 37 = SCtrl keycode 50 = SShift keycode 64 = SAlt keycode 105 = SCtrl keycode 62 = SShift keycode 108 = SAlt and then did ...
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How can I increase tooltip size in Firefox 57?

I'm currently on Firefox 56 and have seen the warning that many add-ons are going to break in 57, which is coming soon. I'm using one of the deprecated add-ons to increase the text size in tooltips, ...
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How do I click on “Call Using iPhone” using Accessibility Inspector's Hierarchy?

Here's the AppleScript code: set phone_num to "1111111111"-- (put your own number here) tell me to activate display dialog "" buttons {"FaceTime", "Call", "Cancel"} default button 2 with icon path to ...
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How can I automatically adjust the brightness of my screen when switching between dark and light sources?

Often I will have my brightness set for a dark-mode website, but when I click an outside link I get blinded by the pure white background. Usually turning down the brightness by a "notch" on my laptop ...
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Can I prevent keyboard repeat for certain keys?

Sometimes I accidentally put my arm on the Numpad Enter when coding and when the enter key starts repeating, things get messy. I use Windows 7 on a desktop computer and my keyboard is a DELL standard ...
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How to change status colours in Skype for Business 2016

I'm colour blind, and find it impossible to tell the difference between the colours for 'Available' and 'Away' in Skype for Business 2016: Is there any way to change these, on a per-client basis? I'm ...
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How do I swap primary and secondary mouse buttons from the command line or by using a hotkey without rebooting or compiling a program?

My eight-year-old son is left-handed and I am right-handed. I wish to be able to quickly and easily switch primary and secondary mouse buttons from the command line. We use Windows 10. I found this, ...
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Accessibility options mangled keyboard input [duplicate]

Someone messed up the accessibility settings on our Windows 10 PC and now when I log in the keys 7,8,9,0,j,k,l etc. are not working. After playing around with some Ease of Access settings the number ...
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Switching from Mac to Windows 10 — Text-to-Speech service integration

Apple's tight integration of POSIX-compliant file paths and a command line interface, and their historically strong hardware and manufacturing standards have had me on the Mac platform for years. ...
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How to disable a Windows accessibility focus highlighting?

While working in Visual Studio and Firefox, I must have accidentally pressed some key combination that activated some accessibility feature of one of the involved applications (or of Windows 8.1 ...
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macos: How do you change the accessibility's speech rate so that it's faster than the default maximum?

This is what I'm kind of looking for, but it only works in the terminal. Is there a defaults write command that allows you to change the speech rate?
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Chrome 57: Menu, Tab, Bookmark fonts very large

I have updated my google-chrome to version 57 , after that menu font size and tabs font size and bookmark bar font size , are very large. and I hate that. So I try to fix it,but I can't. How I fix it?
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Tagging a PDF background image as background without tagging foreground content

I have a tagged PDF that has a one remaining accessibility problem: some background images were never tagged as background images. Is there a way to do this in Acrobat Pro DC without also tagging the ...
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How to change text cursor color in Windows?

Is it possible to change text cursor color systemwide? I want to make it easy to catch red color.
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How do I update my my accessibility registry without needing a reboot?

I am currently modifying some values in the Mousekeys registry under HKCU:\Control Panel\Accessibility using PowerShell. How can I have my changes take effect without a necessary reboot? If I go ...
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User Style Sheets in Firefox

I would like to adjust the styling of websites on a specific domain in Firefox, but the instructions I found here are maybe out of date? At least they don't seem to be working for me. I have followed ...
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Powerpoint AccessibilityChecker: solve “Check Reading Order”

I want to make my Powerpoint Slides accessible. For this, I use the AccessibilityChecker feature. It tells me that I should check the reading order of some slides: And here's how it tells me to fix ...
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How do I handle only being able to use earphones with one ear?

I have low-grade Microtia - meaning that my ear canal is congenitally blocked (and the external ear somewhat under-developed). Over the years I've used mostly over-ear headphones: I can hang them on ...
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What colors to use for accessibility?

I'm designing a logo for web and software (also reporting) entity. What I want is to make the logo the most accessible posible with colors, trying to choose the best color for normal and colorblind ...
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Can't Login to Windows 10 — Sticky Key Issue?

Today I tried to login to my desktop happily running Windows 10. I was unable to log in to the computer, because while my mouse worked perfectly, my keyboard wouldn't enter a single key. Instead, I ...
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How to solve the failure to access a proprietary multi-user software in a mapped or shared network drive in windows 7?

I have two desktop computers A (Windows 7 Home premium)and B (Windows 7 Home basic), both using Windows 7. They are connected to a router. Computer A connects to the router using LAN cable (IPv4 ...
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How to remove accessibility in Windows 8?

On Windows 8.1, is there a way to remove the accessibility features completely? I don't use them, and they are very annoying (eg. sticky keys and the like that keep popping up out of nowhere). In ...
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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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Cant access folders and their contents “Access denied” on Windows 10

I recently bought a new Win10 pc. Then I tried to access the folders I had saved in an external hard drive, which I used to use with Windows 7. To begin with I wasn't able to access specific folders- ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 drives-...
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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 ...