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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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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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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How can I speed up Mouse Keys?

I have been exploring the OS X accessibility option to control the mouse from your keyboard (as described here) and I am curious if there is a way to make it go faster.
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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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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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Screen Flash Behavior

I have an annoying new behavior on my MBP 13" running Lion (10.7.4) that I don't know what I did to provoke. I am familiar with so-called visual bells in terminals, but I've noticed a similar effect ...
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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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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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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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Home button of ipod touch 4g (32 gb) giving problem

i have a ipod touch 4th generation 32gb which is around 1 year old. i dint drop it even once but still the home button is not working properly. it doesnt respond even if i press it hard sometimes. i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OS X Text to Speech apps

This may be a broad question, but I think the lack of widespread interest in text-to-speech warrants it: What are some apps for OS X that do novel things with text-to-speech; i.e., more than just ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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. http://www.satechi.net/index.php/...
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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 ...
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Disable sticky keys only while certain applications have focus?

Is there any way to enable sticky keys in OS X but automatically disable them while in certain applications? Modifying system files and heavy terminal use is ok. Here's a screenshot of the ...
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Looking for kmousetool alternative

What are the programs similar to kmousetool (available on GNU/Linux) for MacOS? The program basically clicks mouse for the user on hover.
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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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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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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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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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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 ...