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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
32 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
50 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
722 views

Yosemite: Accessibility zoom + multiple monitors = poor performance

Ever since upgrading to Yosemite, the accessibility zoom feature is unusable when connected to an external monitor. Video showing the problem (found on YouTube, not mine) Steps to reproduce: ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Can I buy and use a New iPhone 6 as an iPod Touch?

In a related question I asked about the functionality of an iPhone 6 as compared to iPod touch 5, The answer indicates there could be a significant difference. The person I am asking on behalf of ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Will there be a performance benefit in the upgrade for iPod touch 5 to iPod touch 6 for the KNFB reader?

A totally blind user wants to make use of the KNFB reader but does not want a cell phone, some of the reviews I have read suggest that it works best on the iPhone 6, other reviews suggest that that ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Foot pedals as modifier keys for Mac

I am hoping to buy a couple of foot pedals that I could use as Ctrl and Shift for my MacBook Pro. Is this at all possible with an OS X machine? I have read that Kinesis foot pedals (e.g. this one) ...
1
vote
2answers
121 views

Yosemite maximization shortcut and Java applications

I'm using OSX Yosemite and I hate how windows maximization works... previously (with Mountain Lion) I was using RightZoom, in order to always maximize windows as it should be (using the whole space). ...
0
votes
0answers
75 views

Drag lock doesn't get disabled

I've enabled dragging in the touchpad settings in Accessibility, but I've also chosen "without drag lock". However, the dragging still continues after I lift my finger, just as it does when I choose ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

How do you capture the screen with accessibility features turned on?

I'm trying to take a screenshot of my screen with Accessibility display features "Invert colors" and "Use grayscale" enabled, but the resulting screenshot images do not have any of the visual ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

Is there an OSX shortcut to highlight the cursor position?

I have recently moved from Windows to OSX. I work with multiple screens, so was used to losing the cursor on occasion. There was a setting in Windows to highlight the cursor location by pressing ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

What are Apple's policies on font sizes for iPhones, especially 6/6+?

Trying to understand how font sizes in 3rd-party apps will be different on iPhone 6/6+ compared to 5S when all apps get iPhone 6/6+ support: What are Apple's guidelines for app developers in terms ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

How can I respond in a definitive fashion to an app pestering me about a permission?

Why? In that case, I think of Steam, which keeps requesting access to the Accessibility Panel. I don't think I want that, because Steam is not an Accessibility tool. What? I'd like to say "No, I ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

how font sizes at iPhone 6/6+ compare to earlier iPhones?

How font size is different in iPhone 6 / 6 Plus as compared to earlier iPhones (e.g. 5S)--given both the different screen size and DPI? Did the perceived* font sizes in system interfaces and ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

How do I end dictation without using my mouse, and without triggering unintended shortcuts?

As far as I know, to terminate hands-free voice dictation mode one must use their hands -- either by clicking 'Done', or by pressing Command + D. However, pressing Command + D also executes the ...
2
votes
1answer
213 views

Can only run AppleScript from Automator

I have the following AppleScript which toggles the scroll direction on the trackpad: tell application "System Preferences" activate set current pane to pane "com.apple.preference.trackpad" ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Switching “TrackpadMomentumScroll” on and of using a script

I'd like to switch the accessibility preference "Scroll with inertia" on and off for a Magic trackpad. The preference can be found in the accessibility preferences/Mouse and Trackpad/Trackpad ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Apps Stuck in Security & Privacy > Accessibility

I was messing around with using AppleScript for GUI manipulation so the apps I was making had to be granted access. The very first one I did showed up in Security & Privacy > Accessibility as ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Is there a way to invert the colors of the images only in Safari?

I invert the colors on my Mac with cmd+opt+ctrl+8. I was wondering if there was a way (maybe a bookmarklet) to invert only the pictures in Safari so they appear normal when I invert the colors on my ...
2
votes
1answer
826 views

Turn all windows transparent in Mavericks

I have been looking around for over an hour now trying to find some way to make all my windows somewhat transparent / translucent ... I found the app Afloat, however that app doesn't work with all ...
1
vote
3answers
86 views

Make iMac file structure more like windows

I am a web developer that works for a company and I am looking to make my Mac feel more like windows. I am having trouble navigating the file system, I am colorblind and the files are all blue and ...
2
votes
1answer
88 views

Globally move mouse pointer and click using VIM keystrokes?

I'd like to be able to hit a hot key, and enter a mouse movement mode where I can move the mouse pointer around the screen using VIM keystrokes - regardless of the app I'm in (ie globally for all ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

How to invert screen colors and color hue?

I want to "smart invert" my colors like this app does: http://arcanesanctum.net/negativescreen/ I tried the app called "Nocturne 2.0.0" but its "Invert Hue" option has no effect because of this ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Screen Share stuck zoomed in

I have a Mac Mini hooked up to my television. On occasion I have to use my MacBook to screen share onto the Mini. Something happened where when screen sharing, the screen is zoomed in. It is NOT ...
-1
votes
1answer
96 views

Get (tell) AXScrollArea in Applescript (Or, classes not appearing)

In my AppleScript I need to get the AXScrollArea on the left of Accessibility preferences. My first thought was to try using the AXRoleDescription, "scroll area", but it wouldn't compile. syntax ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

Showing text with large font on iPhone

I'm fine with the size of text on my iPhone. But sometimes I need to show a word or phrase to people whose eyesight isn't as good as mine. I tried using the standard gesture for zooming in while ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

How to remove iOS 7 Grey Line voiceover mode

In order to be able to use a clicker with my iPad, so that I can do proper formal business presentations with Keynote, I am using this Satechi Bluetooth Clicker. ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

Help with Mouse-Over “Help Balloons” on OS X

General Problem: I use a large mouse pointer, which covers up mouse-over Help Balloons (AKA Tool Tips) Although normally ignorable, there are times when that text is important. Moving the mouse out ...
1
vote
1answer
463 views

How Can I access Mac OS X Base System on Boot Screen?

Im going to try to wipe out my hard drive and reinstall Mavericks but whenever i reboot the iMac and hit the OPTION key it won't show Mac OS X Base System. Can anyone help me on this?
1
vote
1answer
10 views

How to close the Accessibility recorded gesture feature once finished?

How do you stop a favorite recorded "gesture" once you are done using it? I am working with patients who have severe fine motor skills deficits. They must use a stylus to work on an iPad or iPhone. ...
1
vote
1answer
681 views

Google Chrome would like to control this computer using Accessibility

I installed LastPass and on restarting Chrome got a notification similar to this: http://superuser.com/questions/657015/google-software-update-would-like-to-control-this-computer-what, except it was ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

How to change shortcut used for temporary zoom (accessibility feature)?

I have a particular application that has extremely small detail for some of its controls, and no way to zoom anything larger. I find that the accessibility feature "temporary zoom" works great for ...
4
votes
1answer
116 views

Super simple accessibility app for iPad/iPod Touch

My mother is now visually impaired and I've got an old iPad which I want to turn into a "audiobook station" for her. However, with the vision problems, operating the Music App turns out to be ...
1
vote
1answer
163 views

Is there an App or Extension that allows for per-window zoom/magnification?

As the title says, is there a Mac app (Mountain Lion) that will allow me to specify a fixed zoom/magnification amount for a specific window, in a specific app? I use a particular application (Reason ...
1
vote
0answers
299 views

what does installd do in privacy setting?

there is a installd icon in the setting->accessibility->privacy. it can be seen in the screenshot Any ideas what it is for?
5
votes
3answers
3k views

CTRL scroll zoom on Mavericks gone

I used to be able to hold down CTRL and zoom by scrolling the mousewheel, but that is not longer possible on Mavericks. I've searched around and found many people saying it's in System Preferences ...
0
votes
1answer
687 views

How to restart an iPhone with a broken Hold Button?

I have an iPhone 4S (iOS 7) and my Hold Button is broken. Consensus on the Internet seems to be that if this is the case, one can maximize phone capability by activating Assistive Touch (Settings > ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

Possible to have separate shortcuts for different text-to-speech voices?

I know that it is possible to make Mac OS X to read the text with a keyboard shortcut. System preferences Dictation & Speech->Text to Speech tab But suppose I'm multilingual. Is it possible to ...
17
votes
4answers
1k views

Restore functionality of Escape key in Finder (Mavericks)

It's always been possible to remove focus from all selected files in Finder by pressing the ‚éč Escape key. It would appear that this is no longer possible in OS X Mavericks. I navigate the Finder ...
7
votes
1answer
250 views

Can I simulate multi-touch input on a Mac?

With iOS's accessibility features, it is possible to pretend the user is using multiple fingers or making certain gestures while in reality they are only using one finger. Is there any way I can ...
5
votes
1answer
496 views

What does Security & Privacy/Accessibility enable?

After upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the System Preferences app occasionally opens itself to "Security & Privacy", with "Accessibility" selected. My guess is that one of the apps listed ...
0
votes
1answer
643 views

How do you enable MouseKeys without using the mouse?

Recently, I had to shut down a Mac with no mouse and only a PC keyboard with no Eject key. (Incidentally, there are several solutions to that puzzle, and the one I settled on was to use the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

What does “'Copy Job' would like to control this computer using accessibility features” mean?

Since installing OS X 10.9, I periodically get a message that 'Copy Job' would like to control this computer using accessibility features I believe the source is SuperDuper! (2.7.1), but am unsure ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

How to disable/always allow assistive access on Mavericks?

I've been using this script (AppleScript) bound to a global hot key as an Automator Service to open new terminals using a global keyboard shortcut. After upgrade to OS X Mavericks when the ...
1
vote
1answer
124 views

What methods exist for reading out content to hear correct pronunciation?

I would like to be able to have selected content from ebooks and webpages read out to me so that I may hear the correct pronunciation of words and sentences. What accessibility options exist to help ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

How can I prevent changing of networks?

Is there a ways to prevent people from changing wireless networks and other networks? Does Apple have any kind of ACLs or something like Windows where you can control what the users can do?
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How do I enable “mouse trails” in OSX?

I have a lot of screen real estate, and am constantly "losing" my mouse. I'd like to have a simple way of easily finding the mouse that doesn't have to be reconfigured when I undock from my 28 inch ...
3
votes
2answers
102 views

Is there a toggle for zoom/bigger text in OS X?

In Ubuntu there is a toggle "Bigger text" you can activate, that's really comfortable when you have a big screen. In Windows there is a wonderful option that make everything bigger in proportion, the ...
8
votes
2answers
428 views

Alternative Large Cursors

I need to use large cursors when using OSX. However the standard Apple ones I can choose in System Preferences all make the cursor expand to the right and down. These then hide the beginning of any ...
2
votes
2answers
786 views

How can I easily toggle the cursor size back and forth between normal and largest?

I'm using Mac OS 10.8.3. I have a huge display and bad eyes, so I like to have the mouse cursor be the largest possible size. (under System Preferences: Accessibility: Display: Cursor size. However, ...