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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How to prevent NegativeScreen from making Point N Click flicker?

NegativeScreen makes Point-N-Click virtual mouse (mirror)'s window flickers: How to prevent Negative Screen from making Point N Click flicker? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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NegativeScreen's custom multi-monitor version crashing on Windows 7

https://0.x2a.yt/other/private/NegativeScreen-custom-multi-monitor.exe (mirror 1, mirror 2) is crashing on my Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate (Aero disabled) when it starts. What could be the reason? The ...
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How to configure Alt + Tab to switch between any instance of any application opened in any workspace on Ubuntu Focal Fossa 20.04?

I'm back to Ubuntu since it is back to Gnome. When I used other Gnome distros, I could switch between two Terminal windows using Alt + Tab no matter the workspace they were. Ubuntu 18.04 introduced a ...
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How do I set a Windows Explorer column width to less than 130 pixels?

Recently I have noticed a change in the behaviour of Windows Explorer on my laptop. The minimum size of a column has increased significantly, so the "Size column to fit" functionality has become far ...
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Browser keyboard shortcut for focusing first focusable element

Are there keyboard shortcuts in browsers to bring the element focus (tab key) back to the first focusable element on the current page?
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Messed up On Screen Keyboard

My OnScreen keyboard seems to be a little messed up—only a few buttons show despite my physical keyboard having the full character set (for USA Devorak). This is what I've tried so far: 1. Windows ...
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How do I prevent the browser (JavaScript and CSS) from disabling text selection on web pages without disabling all JavaScript?

Some websites insist on ruining usability and accessibility by disabling the ability to select text on the page. Sites can do this via CSS or JavaScript (example page). Is there some way that this ...
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GNOME 3: Shortcut for super + mouse wheel

For quite a while now, I have been looking to implement my workflow on Linux. Unfortunately, it's accessibility is...spotty, at best. Some stuff works, some stuff works well and some stuff just does ...
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How to prevent prefers-reduced-motion setting from ever working on Chrome

Since Chrome version 74, prefers-reduced-motion media queries will be set with reduce value in case the user has disabled animations in controls inside Windows. I'm a developer and our project at ...
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Disabling the flashing title bar when clicking outside a focused window on Windows 10 [duplicate]

Edit: I have checked for duplicates. There is no post on this website or on Google that matches my problem. Try it for yourself, it's a Windows feature and not a bug or an error. I have tried various ...
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Creating accessible PDF(/UA) in Word

I've learnt through chance that I'm supposed to be complying with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018, the short version of which is supposedly ...
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Constrain screen reader to only speak content from specific browsers / processes / tabs and not every application

I am developer and new to screen readers. I am currently using NVDA and driving myself completely insane because of course it reads everything in every program I have open. This clogs my CPU because ...
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Using sticky keys effectively

I had a stroke several months ago and have a hard time holding down the shift key for image editing in gimp like I used to do. I thought I'd try using sticky keys but every time I click it lets off ...
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Chrome remote desktop on macOS attempts to grant “accessibility” permissions to /bin/sh

The Chrome Remote Desktop client for MacOs requires accessibility permissions be granted to "org.chromium.chromoting.me2me.sh" (which makes sense). Ever since upgrading to Catalina, the "org.chromium....
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My external hard drive isn't responding [duplicate]

recently i was using my mass storage external hard drive and I deleted some files in it,so they went to the recycle bin,but before make the recycle bin empty i plugged out my external hard drive (WD) ...
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Behavior of the mouse wheel changed in Windows 10 1903 in respect to scrolling focused or hovered controls

With a recent windows 10 update I am given only two options: scroll (with the mouse wheel) the focused window/control scroll (with the mouse wheel) the hovered window/control In the past it used to ...
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Unable to boot USB drive Fujitsu AH531; windows always boots instead

I wish to blow away Windows from this laptop and install Linux. However, the usual methods of gaining access to the BIOS (with a goal of booting a LiveImage Linux) have not succeeded so far. ...
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Screen Reader within Ubuntu & Terminal

I am forced to use Ubuntu 14.04 for a specific purpose. However, I am blind and I need some help getting the screen reader to read inside Emacs and the Terminal. So far I have Orca installed and ...
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Set the Windows 10 OSK (on-screen keyboard) to different language than physical keyboard?

I use the Windows 10 on-screen keyboard to type Russian characters but I also need to use my physical English keyboard. Switching the input method back and forth is time consuming and inefficient. ...
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Enlarge Bookmark Bar Icons in Chrome

I would like to increase the size of the icons in Chrome's bookmark bar. Zooming in the page content does not affect the size of the icons. The answers to the most related question are all out of date:...
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What is this weird box on ChromeOS / Google Pixelbook?

I have a bit of an odd question. I recently bought a Google Pixelbook to use for classes and not have to carry around my big gaming laptop. I have no issues with it, I can use the stylus to take ...
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How to turn off accessibility in Firefox?

I was turned on accessibility service on developer tool but I cannot turn if off. The turn off button said Accessibility service cannot be turned off. It is used outside Developer Tools. From ...
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Increase font size of the “Find” feature of Google Chrome?

I'm getting older but I still have a keen interest in Asian languages. With my eyesight not as good as it used to be I've increased the default font size in Windows which affects just about all of ...
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ConEmu - Cannot access terminal text output using screen reader (NVDA)

I just installed ConEmu 190714 on Windows 7, using cmd as the default shell, and the text is not being read by a screen reader program (NVDA, free at nvaccess.org), which is unusual, and I'm not sure ...
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How to set the environment for working with poor eyesight?

I program in various web languages. I have poor eyesight, small field of view, myopia, astigmatism, photophobia, etc. I need to create the perfect environment for working and using a computer. My main ...
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Uac interaction for people with physical disabilities (no keyboard, mouse or foot pedals)

Is there any way for a user to interact with a uac prompt for admin privileges despite not being not able to use a physical keyboard, mouse or foot pedal? I use both voice and eyetracker software, ...
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Not able to access SQLServer Database From Data Link Properties Tool

I am facing a strange issue with SQL Server database connection, I can able to connect Db Server from SSMS but when I connect through Data Link Properties Tool it gets failed. I have tried to connect ...
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How to give chrome extension permission to change protection pages

I am using dark reader extention and sometimes I stumble on pages protected by browser or settinfs pages which gives my eyes white theme shock which hurts
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How to prevent NVDA to overwrite touchscreen configurations on Windows

I'm using NVDA as an accessibility tool. When NVDA is on, it overwrites a set of predefined touch and gestures configurations for touchscreens, so what was before a single tap action becomes a fast ...
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Color Blind Red->Orange Green->Blue

I'm Red-to-Green colorblind and working with VS Code. I would like to override all Red and Green text colors throughout the entire editor. Red would be changed to Orange, and Green would be changed to ...
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Is there a way to stop the blinking/blinding cursor in wxdemo code windows?

I don't know much about python, but I have instructions to create a pdf tool using wxdemo. I have a neurological issue where flashing objects often blind me, among other symptoms. So I can't see text ...
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Why is nothing else is accessible other than Google or Youtube?

I am not sure if this is the right place, but suddenly I am not able to access the internet except google and youtube through my wifi router. What might be the reason for such behaviour?
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Possible for Powershell script to disable the accessibility shortcuts in windows 10?

Holding shift on a new Windows installation prompts use of Filter Keys. I want to run a PS script to disable this.
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Can't find “Automatically hide scroll bars” option

I'd like to prevent scroll bars from disappearing, especially in the settings windows. Google says there should be an option under Ease of Access but it seems like things have moved around. (I'm on ...
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Dolphin Publisher - how do I re-sort its “sentences?”

I'm using Dolphin Publisher (http://yourdolphin.com) to create a DAISY book. It depends on "sentences" that you declare in their HTML editor, but there are a few sentences it "skips" or if I step ...
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Is it possible to make Acrobat DC preserve alt text from web pages?

We are converting a large number of old HTML-formatted newsletters to PDF format for long-term archiving. We want to ensure that the resulting PDFs are accessible. We're using Adobe Acrobat DC to ...
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How can I assure icon text contrast against a changing background?

My desktop covers three screens, each with its own image. One image is mainly dark green and blue, and white icon text is legible over it; another is light – mainly sky -- and black icon text works ...
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Find Replace text FOO with Style “Heading 1” with <h1>Foo</h1>

I am trying to find an easy way to convert my Word documents to HTML without the awful save-as that is built in. These are structured documents (designed for our screen-reader (JAWS) users), and so ...
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How can I turn on accessibility features in Firefox?

Firefox's developer tools has an Accessibility section that I'd like to use. However, the button to turn it on is disabled. I've tried refreshing the page once the Accessibility tab is open but it ...
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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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