Accessible software is usable by as many people as possible, regardless of age, physical ability, or native language.

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Ubuntu and Facilities for all kind of user [closed]

In charge of the disabled website http://www.wheelchair.ch - http://www.handiplus.ch, which is aimed to deliver information and promote integration for any kind of mobility impairment, and regular ...
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How do I disable my talking login screen? [duplicate]

Managed to clip a shortkey that enabled some Audio assistance program on my Ubuntu login screen (it reads back to you anything you click or type). It's really annoying, but I can't seem to find any ...
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CompizConfig Settings Manager “Enhanced Zoom Desktop” feature doesn't work with Cinnamon 1.4 in Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit with Cinnamon 1.4 and I want a full screen magnifier for video presentations, something that I can zoom in and out during the recording. (I use a Cinnamon applet for ...
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Is it possible to have Orca speak the laptop battery status?

I have been studying Ubuntu 12.04 for a while. If everything works fine, I would like to switch to it from Windows 7. I have searched the net on the way to check battery status with Orca but i not yet ...
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How can foreground and background colors be changed for Software Center?

There sometimes isn't enough contrast between the letters and background, and I have reached an age that I can't tell what's there. I would prefer either black text on white background, or white text ...
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Default screen magnifier?

I'm trying to get an Ubuntu laptop functional for a visually impaired friend. Her impairment is such that a screen magnifier would solve the issue. I've tried out Kmag (as its the only hit when ...
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How do I remove the Accessibility options/icon from the login screen?

Have young kids that manage to foul up Ubuntu by playing with the universal access options at the login screen. Tried following the directions for 10.04 but the stated directories don't exist in 12.04 ...
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Can I downgrade X in 12.04? [closed]

Is it possible to successfully downgrade X to 1.10.99.* or earlier in 12.04? I have tried with Synaptic->Package->Force Version, but it only shows me two versions of 1.11.4. Downgrading would ...
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Can't disable giant cursors (from accessibility mode)

I've just installed ubuntu 12.04 from a livecd. Out of curiosity, I enabled the accessibility options for people who are hard of sight. As you can guess this does the usual stuff of inverting colours, ...
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How to change font size in Skype 4.x?

I tried using "qtconfig" but that didn't help. (Even changing the style in Skype, then using Qtconfig won't show any effect.) Where could I make the fonts larger? (Ubuntu's accessibility settings ...
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How do I setup pointer-keys/mouse-keys in Lubuntu? (move cursor with num-pad keys)

I know there is an easy way to set up mouse emulation with the numpad in Xubuntu and Ubuntu. Is there an easy way to do so in lubuntu? is there a config file that can be edited, or does a program need ...
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Configure Universal Access options from the command-line

What's a general way to control the accessibility options from the command-line? These are usually set from the 'Universal Access' GUI, but I'd like to know if there is a common way to control these ...
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Can I keep my desktop settings exactly as they are now if I upgrade?

I have severe OCD and would like some help regarding changes to my desktop if I upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. I use the gnome classic (no effects) desktop. The desktop has nothing on it - it is ...
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Touchpad autoclicks on Kubuntu 11.10

I've got an ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad which works fine in Windows. Since my first install of Ubuntu, and even now on Kubuntu, it randomly autoclicks. Even the type of click is random, because ...
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How do I turn on sticky keys from the CLI?

I'd like turning sticky keys on and off to be done from a script. This is especially helpful to those not using kde/gnome/xfce.
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How can one-handed work in Ubuntu be eased?

My right hand is temporarily immobilized and I would like to do some minor general work on my computer. Mostly web browsing, mailing and file and directory browsing and editing. For this I currently ...
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How to change the font size of preview options when using an input method?

I'm using IBus for pinyin in 11.10. A previous AskUbuntu poster mentioned that s/he increased font size to 14 point in Preferences. I'm unable to find a setting in Preferences that allows me to do ...
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mouse keys settings in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure “mousekeys”? Where have the settings for mouse keys such as "acceleration" that used to be present in older versions gone to? Is there a ...
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How do I turn off the onscreen keyboard on the lock screen? [duplicate]

The lock screen has an on screen keyboard that I am unable to disable. I don't remember exactly but I believe I turned it on using the "Screen Keyboard" setting in the Universal Access settings. I've ...
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How do I increase the font size in Dash?

I am a person with a visual impairment. Pre-Unity versions of Ubuntu allowed you to change all font sizes. Now the Universal Access feature is pretty much useless, as increasing font size to "Large" ...
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I see how to have Left Alt swapped with Left Win; Can I have Right Alt swapped with Right Win?

I use an IBM Model M, so I don't actually have Win keys. In Windows, I've had right-alt set to act as the Win key, and I'd like to set that up on Ubuntu as well. I went to the Keyboard Layout Options ...
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How do I disable anti-aliasing in Compiz Zoom?

When using the Zoom function of Compiz, the zoomed-in pixels are anti-aliased (smoothed), which I guess is helpful for accessibility, however I want to actually see an accurate representation of the ...
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Controlling root access

I have some sensitive data and I dont want to share with the root user. As fa as I know the root users can read and modify everything. My question is how can I protect this data. I don't want to give ...
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Keyboard shortcut to reveal onscreen keyboard

Does someone know if it is possible to bind a command to a button which will reveal the onscreen keyboard? (Note: The onscreen keyboard has already be started.) Currently when I want to reveal the ...
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How can I correct for color blindness accessibility with a Compiz color filter? [closed]

I want to be able to correct for red-green color blindness like in the gnome-mag applet, but I also want to use compiz, which doesn't allow for the color switching that gnome-mag provides (try it). ...
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How can I configure “mousekeys”?

Under 11.04, the option to control the pointer with the numpad was set in the Hardware/Keyboard settings page. How can I turn on mousekeys or configure them in newer releases?
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GNOME 3.2 Screen keyboard, when opened onboard pops up

When I enable the "screen keyboard" from the accessibility next to that the GNOME onscreen keyboard is started onboard is also opened. Is there a way to prevent this?!
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How to make secondary partition accessible to me (and root) only

I have workstation with 160GB HDD capacity. I have partitioned it with: 40GB -- for OS(Ubuntu) Installation 40GB -- for my personal data, and 80GB -- for all other (public) data. I have ...
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Solutions for couch surfing

Using Ubuntu to consume media such as watching TV, movies, or listening to music, one occasionally wants to surf the web off the couch or control other applications with the computer screen standing ...
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How do I increase the icon size in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I increase the font size in Dash? As my partner is registered blind she has difficulty with small text & icons. In 11.04 using Unity the Icons look quite good ...
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how can I configure a specific usb mouse model as left-handed?

I use a right-handed usb mouse in the office and a left-handed usb mouse at home on the same Ubuntu 11.04 laptop. How can I configure the one at home to be automatically set up to left-handed when ...
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Tool to complete words while typing

I have a friend who is familiar with etype. This application helps him by completing and suggesting words while he's typing. Now he is using Ubuntu by my suggestion but he really needs this ...
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Is there a color scheme generator for the Desktop that can simulate color blindness?

Are there any color scheme generators that can simulate color blindness and export these results to a color palette file or generate a css stylesheet ? I've used Gpick and was recently introduced to ...
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Disable Accessibility in login screen

There's a funny joke going through my class: Wait for a colleague to leave his laptop and restart the laptop / change user. Then, at login screen (GDM), enable all possible accessibility features and ...
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How to stop Orca from running when I open sound preferences?

I have this bizarre problem. whenever I open sound preferences from indicator-sound in natty the orca speech-dispatcher runs in a terminal in a loop mode. I cannot close the terminal neither can I ...
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Increase scrollbar contrast [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the color of the scroll bar? I've been following several bugs since Lucid was released: scrollbars are really hard to see with the ambiance/radiance ...
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How can I change the tooltip color or font in Ambiance?

I'm using the Ambiance theme in Ubuntu 10.04 which I am generally quite happy with but I would like to change the tooltip color or font. I sometimes find it hard to make out the white text on the ...
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How can I increase the text size in empathy chat windows?

The text that appears in empathy chat windows is quite small, even though I have set the font DPI to a large value in Preferences > Appearance. There does not appear to be any option to make this ...
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How can I make the text cursor in X Windows easier to see?

The text cursor in X Windows is too thin for me to see easily. It would be great if I could make the text cursor wider so that it was more visible. I know how to change the size of the mouse cursor ...
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Make long click act like a right click?

Just got my netbook edition of Ubuntu working with my tablets touch screen about 3 seconds ago... but straight away, I've noticed something - is it possible to make the right click menu show up when I ...
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Where is the Accessibility mouse click lock?

I've been a user of Linux on the desktop off and on again over the years. I very nearly switched my primary computer to Ubuntu prior to the release of Windows 7. There were a few, but significant ...
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What are the accessibility problems of Qt?

Jonathan Ridell said in a blog post that there were accessibility problems with Qt. I would just like to know what those problems are. Thank you very much and keep up the excelent work. Ubuntu Rocks!
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Will Ubuntu work out on my mother's computer?

My mother had an old Compaq desktop computer running Windows 98, which she used for occasional Web browsing and playing cards. Recently, a relative brought up a newer computer; it ran Windows XP. ...
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Moving windows from the keyboard

Is it possible to move windows from the keyboard itself without touching the mouse? I know I can do a Alt + Left Click and drag the window, however I am hoping there is something I can use to move it ...
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Is there an Xpadder equivalent?

Xpadder allows to control the mouse cursor by using a joystick,gamepad,etc. Xpadder only works on Windows, however I'm not sure if it would work on Ubuntu too, I'm using a XBOX360 Wireless Controller ...
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Need alternative to Accessibility's “Locate Pointer” to visually highlight the mouse

Update: See end of question: A black-on-white cross-hair/I-bar mouse-pointer is soemtimes hard foe me to spot in amongst black-on-white text. I've tried "Accessibility / Mouse Accessibility / ...
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Festival on Orca?

I tried installing Festival from Synaptic to use it with Orca, but it did not show up on Orca's speech synthesizer list. I installed the following packages: festival festival-freebsoft-utils ...
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Why do some people need low-contrast themes?

Everyone is familiar with the high-contrast themes that are created for people with poor eye-sight. Because of the high contrast it is easier to see what is on the screen. However, I heard there are ...
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Disabling assistive technologies during login

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 10.04. My daughter was playing with the keyboard on the login screen, and it seems she activated some assistive technologies because now the screen is split vertically and ...
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Typing using key combinations?

I'm a Ubuntu 10.04 user who is looking for a way to, for example, make my computer type a "+" character when I hold down the Windows Key (I think it's called Super in Linux world) and press the K key. ...