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

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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. ...
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Email application for the computer-impaired

A member of my family has a moderate disability for dealing with computers. He is largely unable to engage technology in general, and most on-screen GUIs are confusing and upsetting. He is, however, ...