Systems implemented to enable persons with various disabilities to use personal computers and access information stored or displayed on them. These disabilities include impairment of vision, hearing, and problems with fine motor control in the hands.

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App (or OSX) changing Accessibility setting by itself

Dropbox requests (though doesn't seem to require, i.e. it runs without) accessibility/control computer permission (under Security -> Privacy). Removing permission manually (requiring admin password), ...
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In Accessibility, what does “Descriptions” do?

In El Capitan's Accessibility Preference pane, there is a setting for Video Descriptions: After looking here and there, I couldn't find very many informations about this feature. I understand that ...
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“Differentiate without color” setting in Accessibility System Preferences

In the Accessibility preference pane of El Capitan's System Preferences, I've noticed a "Differentiate without color" setting that I didn't notice before. Does anyone know to what extent this ...
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How to enable/disable grayscale mode in Accessibility via Terminal/App?

I'm wondering what would be the process of enabling/disabling the grayscale mode in the Accessibility panel in System Preferences? I would like to run a simple script, either by clicking on an app in ...
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text-to-speech highlighting words as they are read (as on iOS devices)

I've been using Text to Speech on my iPhone and I really like how the text is highlighted as it is read, as seen in the YouTube video or in this one. I've activated Text to Speech in Mac OSX 10.9.5, ...
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Button size on iPad

In the iPad settings I can change the text size to a bigger font. This doesn't change the font size of the back buttons and the search field. How can I change those?
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Looking for a magnifier app on iPad

For my Dad, who is losing sight, I'm looking for alternatives on the iPad for this: http://www.visualinktech.com/products-clover7.html An electronic magnifier for magnifying paper articles. I found ...
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Send Enter key using the mouse

I have to use the mouse a lot, but have to keep hitting enter as well. It would really help if I could use the mouse to send a global/system-level "enter" key event via triple click or something. Why?...
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How can I make ipad Safari bookmark list wider?

How can I make ipad Safari bookmark list wider ? I want to see as much text as possible for each bookmark, not have more than half the screen devoted to a dimmed-out web page. iPad Air 2, iOS 9.3.1 ...
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VoiceOver disable idle cursor position notifications e.g. “you are currently on HTMLContent”

I'm testing a web application with accessibility support and after about 5 seconds of time not moving the cursor, VoiceOver unhelpfully reminds me where the focus is. "You are currently on HTMLContent....
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Cursed black box following cursor, on multiple Macs

This is a bit of an odd one for me, I'm hoping someone here might have some advice. We have a couple mac users in the office, and a few of them have been reporting this box has been appearing ...
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Apple dictation missing commands in web browser

I am dealing with physical problems from the keyboard/mouse, so discovering Apple dictation has been amazing. However, I work a lot in Google Docs and Gmail... and Google Chrome (or any web browser) ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Zoom style?

I have been trying to look for a keyboard shortcut that would let me toggle the Zoom style from the accessibility menu. I don't think there is one. Can somebody here point me in the direction of how ...
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Make OS X El Capitan announce time only when screen is unlocked or during night time

I use the incredibly useful feature on OS X to announce time on the hour for my time management by checking the option in Date & Time preferences. However, the time announcements keep going on ...
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How to configure safari browser on iPhone to show closed captions on videos in webpage

I have a closed caption video embedded from youtube on my website that will show the captions when viewing in safari on a desktop computer. When I view the web page in safari on iPhone 6, the captions ...
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How can I script inverting screen colors?

And, more generally, how can I change accessibility settings via the command line? Worth pointing out that I'm pretty comfortable with bash already- coming from a systems administration / *nix ...
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Accept login policy banner without mouse

My computer setup currently has three monitors: the 15.4" built-in display of my MacBook pro, a 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display connected by Thunderbolt, and a 10" Mimo Magic Touch display connected to ...
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How to increase text font size system-wide on iOS?

I want to effect an increase in system-wide font size for both built-in and third-party apps on iOS 9.x. What is best approach between Option 1 & 2 below? Do I need to use a combination of ...
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ClickLock: Enable Drag after Long Click

I am new user of Macbook and I love it, but I need ClickLock feature (Like on Windows Mouse Settings) because I have cerebral palsy and I can't drag normally. The idea of ClickLock feature: Long ...
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Making the Mac more left hand friendly

I am a left handed Mac user and I find that some features are not left hand friendly. In particular Notifications is quite bothersome. Most of the time my cursor is over near the left hand edge of the ...
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Double tap home button?

When I double tap (Not press) the icons or what ever your screen is on gets pulled down half way Before: After the double tap: Why does it do this?
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OSX Reduce Transparency setting turns itself off after launching an application

I am finding that if I turn on the “Reduce Transparency” setting, I often have to turn it on again when I launch another application. If I launch two new apps, each will have the translucent menu bar....
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Is it possible to read the accessibilityLabel attribute of an item using AppleScript?

I'm trying to extract the list of cookies according to Safari. I have the following code fragment: tell application "Safari" to activate tell application "System Events" to tell process "Safari" ...
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Dropbox, why the accessibility

In System Preferences, Security & Privacy, Accessibility: Dropbox.app is there and it is checked. Why does Dropbox need access to the OS's accessibility features? Is it safe to uncheck it, will ...
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is there an easier way to set PRAM?

I was trying to solve a stupid nagging problem (doesn't matter what at this point!) on my iMac (mid 2011), and one of the things that kept popping up is resetting PRAM. I have done this many times (...
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How can I show text labels on buttons globally?

How do I display text in addition to icons in toolbar buttons? For example, I find some of the icons in the Preview app to be quite unintuitive. Is there a way to set this globally across all apps?...
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How to toggle with grayscale in Yosemite?

I prefer greyscale over inverting color when working in low light plus in general as its less strain on the eyes. But its too many clicks to toggle the settings. I am aware that to invert display ...
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How do I resize the magnifier/zoom window in iOS 8?

My wife lets our baby daughter play with my iPad, and something she did has caused the magnifier/zoom window (one of the accessibility features) to end up tall and narrow instead of the usual size and ...
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Is Night Mode in iOS really sight-friendly?

I am pretty used right know to reading things on dark backgrounds and I feel that my eyes get less tired than with regular white backgrounds, especially while programming or basically any activity ...
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Accessibility Menu items no longer selectable under OS X Yosemite?

If I'm not mistaken, in earlier editions of OS X, the menu items pictured below could be selected to turn them on or off. Apparently, that's changed in Yosemite. Is there a way to turn on each ...
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What does “Increase Contrast” option change?

Many forums say, that enabling Increase Contrast option in Accessibility Preferences helps Yosemite to make the animations, like entering Mission Control to be much smoother. This is also consistent ...
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Very hard to select text via mouse accurately after upgraded to Yosemite

After upgraded to Yosemite, I've found that the mouse selection is basically broken, e.g. when I select, I follow the steps mouse down, start select end select, mouse up The problem is, when I ...
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How to automatically close an OS X apps after not being used for a number of minutes?

How to automatically close an OS X apps after not being used for a number of minutes?? I am looking for a way to auto-close apps that are not used (focused at least) for a number of minutes, a number ...
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Disable iPad Passcode access to students

Our school system uses 100's of iPads. Occasionally students start locking them with the Passcode which take a great deal of time to set back up for use. I'm interested to see if there is a way to ...
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Can I make my website respond to Apple voice dictation for navigation?

I'm learning about how to add accessibility into my website and want to include Apple voice dictation as a way to navigate the site. Actually writing this question using voice dictation and hope that ...
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Change accessibility setting on Mac using terminal

I would like to grant accessibility permission to some apps on Mac using Terminal as per this intruction https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT202866 which is the accessibility tab in System Preferences ...
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Record click action and replay via command line?

Every few minutes I need to click a button on Yosemite's menu bar and select an option. I'd like to automate this task by somehow recording this action and scheduling it to execute via cron / command ...
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Placing finger twice on Finger Scanner on iPhone 6 plus changes view

I was fooling around with iPhone 6 plus and found that when you place finger twice on finger scanner or rotate your finger on the scanner the currently running app or the menu views move down to half ...
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“Safari” would like to control this computer using accessibility features

I recently did a clean install of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 on my MacBook Air. I was making a credit card payment on the Barclaycard website and received a dialog window saying ""Safari" would like to ...
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Recurring window manager performance issues in 10.10.x

I've been having graphical performance problems with Yosemite since early developer previews. The main expression of this is trying to switch applications. When going from Terminal to Messages or ...
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Using magic-trackpad for simple play/pause interface for movies or music

Backstory...my mother-in-law fell and has a spinal injury (C5), and she has no finger use, just her arms. I want to give her some control over her iPad to play or pause movies and music. Anyone have ...
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Is it possible to highlight the current “active selection” area in the Mac App Store window when using keyboard navigation?

I find it easier to use the keyboard to navigate around my Mac. Most of the apps I use work OK with keyboard shortcuts as they tend to highlight the currently active control. However, I find the Mac ...
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Run a shell script on visual alert

I have "visual alerts" set on my Mac, so the screen flashes white whenever there's a system alert sound. Is there a way I can also run a shell script whenever this happens? I'd like an attached LED to ...
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How to tune Notes on OS X to use plain text or not to reformat quotes?

As technical guy, I do hate the markup support in Notes.app and I would prefer to be just a smart text one. Here is my wishlist: Use a different font, like a fixed width one Drop any font/color/...
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Which of iOS apps allow customizing font size?

Which of iOS apps that allow customizing font sizes: either through support of DynamicType / LargerText system settings (and BoldText that can be helpful to improve readability) or have their own ...
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Cant allow app to control computer anymore

I'm developing app now, and when I debug it - I open debug folder and drag app into Preferences->Privacy->Accessibility->List. When I want to show demo, I drag this app to applications folder and ...
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How to make Dock less sensitive

I am having a problem with the Dock popping up when I have my mouse near the bottom. Before, the Dock would pop up when the mouse was at the very bottom. But the current behavior makes it difficult ...
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Dwell clicking software that supports right-dragging and allows to define shortcuts

I am looking for a dwell clicking software that supports as many following features as possible: left and right-dragging double/triple click a shortcut can be defined to change the mouse mode the ...
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Disable sticky-keys sound

Is there a way to disable the sound made when sticky-keys are enabled or disabled by press-shift-five-times? Since changing to OS X 10.9, this sound is played every time on startup, which is quite ...
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How to invert colors in Safari pages on macbook?

Any extension for the browser? I only want to invert safari's colors, not of the entire system.