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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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. ...
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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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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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Limit screen zoom to something reasonable?

In Accessibility, Zoom, More Options you can set a minimum and maximum zoom for rapidly zooming in and out. However, this isn't actually a maximum for zooming: if you hold the zoom in key, it will ...
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What is possible when I Allow app to control this computer using accessibility features?

What privileges are obtained by a process that is allowed to control the computer through accessibility options, and how does a developer go about utilizing them?
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Where can I find good instructions or tutorials for VoiceOver on iOS

I'm helping a client of mine get started using VoiceOver on her iPod Touch. My client is visually impaired, and we've found that and iPod combined with VoiceOver and Audible is a good way for her to ...
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How to disable animations on controls in Yosemite?

When an edit control is selected (activated) in Yosemite, a blue rectangle closes in on it to draw attention. When a dropdown control is closed, the list gradually scales down to show only the ...
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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 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? ...