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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Software Screen Tinting, or Colour Overlay for Mac Users with Dyslexia

There are students at the school I work at who are dyslexic, and have the specific strand of dyslexia which doesn't deal well with black text on a white background. One way you overcome this with ...
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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?
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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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Yosemite: Accessibility zoom + multiple monitors = poor performance

Ever since upgrading to Yosemite, the accessibility zoom feature is unusable when connected to an external monitor. Steps to reproduce: Enable Zoom in System Preferences - Accessibility. Connect an ...
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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 ...
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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 ⎋ Escape key. It would appear that this is no longer possible in OS X Mavericks. I navigate the Finder ...
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How do I access or view saved items on time capsule through time machine?

When I enter time machine, under shared, my time capsule shows up, however when I click it, it does nothing. How can I enter time capsule ( assuming in time machine ) and view the exact items stored? ...
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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 ...
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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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What are Apple's policies on font sizes for iPhones, especially 6/6+? [duplicate]

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there any Mac Application used for part-zooming a picture?

I found many screenshots for Mac App Store or iTunes App Store using pictures like this, I want to find a Mac App can do this work.
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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 ...
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photo apps for ipad over wifi

I have a lot of family photos and home video stored on network folders (my PC, my NAS) accessible via wi-fi. Are there photo manager and photo editor apps for me to directly work my pictures on my ...
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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 ...
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Disabling the “keep pressed” function of OS X sticky keys

I use the accessibility feature called sticky keys in OS X, what it does is that if you press a command modifier key (Ctrl, Cmd, Alt, Shift, Fn), it stays "pressed" until you press another key. This ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...