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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Screen flash disabled but happens anyway

My Mac has started flashing the screen instead of beeping. It's exactly the same effect as you'd get if the Accessibility pref pane's "flash the screen" option was enabled, except that it's not ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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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Where can I go to make enhancement/feature requests for OSX Lion?

Don't get me wrong, I like Lion, though I do miss many things from Snow Leopard and wish to express this to the OSX team via some sort of suggestion forum. I'm visually impaired and the OS is ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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" ...
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PDF Voice Reader

I have been reading PDF files a lot lately and I would very much prefer it if someone could read it out aloud for me ;). Is there any software that you use that can read PDF files aloud so that you ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Making the active window more obvious in OSX

From an accessibility point of view there are many people who find it easier to control their computers by (effectively) the keyboard, rather than the mouse. One of the things that comes up ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I change the OS X Mouse Pointer's color?

I have some visual impairment, and I often have problems finding my mouse pointer on the screen. I want to change the color of the pointer. I know in "Universal Access" you can change the size, but ...
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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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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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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 force pinch-to-zoom on some websites?

As someone with vision issues I typically need to zoom on every single page I load on my iPhone. The "three finger tap" to zoom kinda sucks, so pinch to zoom works great. However since upgrading to ...
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Is there a 3rd party program that can change the cursor size?

I've always used a larger mouse icon in Windows (made it easier to find when zipping around multiple screens :p). Recently switched to using OSX and discovered that the option to enlarge the mouse ...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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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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 ...
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App Name not Displayed Correctly

I've created an AppleScript, saved it as an app and run it by launchd. For an undetermined reason, the app's name in Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy is displayed with a long string of ...
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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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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 ...