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

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high contrast inverse on ubuntu 13.10?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and later to 13.10, I don't find anymore the theme "High contrast inverse" in the list of themes. Still, I prefer a theme which has (i) a high contrast and (ii) has ...
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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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How to Get Festival to Show up In Orca

I'm a bit new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I believe I have a good feel for the system. I'm currently trying to change the voice synthesizer for the Orca screen reading software on Vinux, as the default ...
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How to disable Large Cursor after installing Ubuntu with Accessibility Option ON (High-contrast,..)

While installing Ubuntu, I accidentally hit the high contrast option. I could not figure out how to disable it within the install, so I let it complete. I booted up into Ubuntu 13.04 and High ...
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How to make everything on stdout be read aloud (using espeak)?

I've got the eSpeak TTS system up and running, and I like it quite a bit. I'm wondering, is there a way to pipe EVERYTHING that gets printed to STDOUT to espeak? I'm trying to set up a system without ...
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Accessibility testing the web for the blind and low vision in Linux

Windows has Jaws. Mac desktop and iOS has VoiceOver. What is the equivalent in the Linux world? I'm willing to even load another desktop manager if need be. I currently use Cinnamon 2.x on Ubuntu ...
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Click lock on Ubuntu 12.04

I am a new Ubuntu user and I really miss my click lock feature from Windows. Basically, what I need is this: I click on my left mouse button for 1 second (or an other small time interval) With the ...
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Zooming in Ubuntu 12.04

I love the goals of ubuntu, and have tried it and other distros based on it several times over the last five years. It's amazing how far the desktop environment has come and how easy it is to set up ...
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Deactivate menu switching in top bar

Is there a way of turning off the menu switching in the top bar? For example, when I click on the clock, then move left or right, this switches to the other menus. Another example is the volume ...
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Locate mouse helper in Xubuntu for visually impaired

I can't find a locate pointer feature (anymore) in Xubuntu. Is there an Xubuntu 13.10 (XFCE) alternative for the Show Mouse Accessibility CCSM plugin for ubuntu? My mother is slightly visually ...
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How does the Ubuntu SDK handle accessibility?

How do I design an application in the Ubuntu SDK so that it integrates with assistive technology such as screen readers?
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Cannot find Orca GUI based settings manager on Ubuntu 13.04

I use Ubuntu 13.04. I found Orca could initialized in Universal Access, but I cannot find its GUI based settings manager. I can't even start its settings manager via the command orca --setup or with ...
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Keyboard navigation/search for all UI elements

I have recently found out about Shortcat, an OSX app that allows for keyboard-only control of any application that has accessibility features turned on. I vaguely remember GNOME Do and Docky planning ...
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How can I trigger a mouse click followed by keyboard presses with a short-cut key?

I would like to find a script or a short program that when a certain key is pressed, I get left-click on mouse, then right arrow, 10 times in 1 second, for the duration the key is pressed.
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how to approach legibility problem of light text in dark GTK theme

I'm working on a dark GTK theme for Ubuntu. This largely is going well, but I am not sure how to deal with certain scenarios such as instances of programs with a light colour scheme. A representative ...
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the screen amplifier not allow me to login on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm new on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Looking on its resources I choose the screen amplifier (kmag??) on login screen, and now I'm not able to login and neither turn off this resource. Could someone help me? ...
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Sticky keys: how do I know a key is stuck?

I'm trying to get myself to use sticky keys (to prevent RSI), but I often find I've pressed Ctrl and then changed my mind, and I'm not sure if hitting e.g. q will insert a q or quit the program … is ...
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How do I disable the speaking of “link” after reading a hyperlink in Orca?

I am trying to find out whether it is possible to disable the feature in Gnome-Orca, that speaks 'link' after reading text that is a link. It is kinda frustrating to listen to Orca read a sentence, ...
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Is there a GUI for command-line tools and Drupal management?

I have a physically disabled sysadmin who wants a GUI for specifically installing and updating drupal which is the primary thing he will be doing. We have a working apache and drupal installation ...
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Visual Alerts don't work

When I go to Universal Access -> Hearing tab -> turn Visual Alerts on and try Test Flash with either the option to flash the window title or to flash the entire screen, nothing happens. I'm on 12.10 ...
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Compile Ubuntu with Universal Access

I require compile a version of Ubuntu 14.04 with universal access enabled by default, so that from the moment you start the Ubuntu installation, this play sounds for a person without visual capacity ...
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Is there a way to get an audio key-click?

I have a Dell XPS 11 laptop which has a non-mechanical keyboard. Is there a way to get a simulated audio key-click every time a key is pressed? This is needed to compensate for the lack of mechanical ...
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implementation of keyboard shortcuts for accessibility

Lots of people with poor hand dexterity use keyboard shortcuts when the mouse or any pointing device is not suitable for their (dis)ability. For example, I can mouse to change the volume control ...
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How to have the high-contrast theme with the normal icons in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity2D?

When changing to the high-contrast theme, the icon set is changed to a high-contrast one. Is there a way to have the high-contrast theme, but with the regular icon set? OS is Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity ...