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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I need speech recognition software for Ubuntu (like “Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 professional” for Windows)

I am disabled and use Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 13 professional in order to use my computer. It does not play well under Wine and is the only thing stopping me from completely switching to ...
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GDM without Accessibility Dialog

I would like to disable the accessibility icon on the top right corner of GDM. I tryed insert some keys at the gconf, but thoses commands gave me no results: gconftool --type Boolean --set ...
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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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error after changing username in vboxclient:

I changed my username that I use in virtualbox and then I can not log into my Ubuntu. When I write my password and try to start my virtual machine, I receive the follow message: VBoxClient: Creating ...
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Any better sotware for Mouse Keys then the default Universal Access?

At times I want to use my external keyboard, but don't have my external mouse around or it's death with batteries, which is the time I wish to navigate my cursor with the keys of my keyboard. So I go ...
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Problem in accessing hard drives by programs

Until today I used Ubuntu 12.04, but after many suggestions to update to 14.04, I finally did so. However, I am no longer able to use artemis (a DNA sequence analysis program) when it needs to open ...
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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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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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Gnome-Shell 3.10.4 on screen keyboard can't type when prompt appears

When using the out of box on-screen keyboard in Gnome-Shell 3.10.4, and a prompt appears, such as entering the root password for gksudo; the on-screen keyboard is behind the prompt and I cannot type ...
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Mouse trails for GNOME Shell?

I'm trying to prepare my laptop (trusty, gnome-shell) for use in presentations. As such, I'll need to do something to make the mouse more visible. 1) There's a program for Windows that does that ...
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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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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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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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What settings are being edited behind the scenes in Universal Access?

I was looking at this question. I know there is a setting within Universal Access which allows keystrokes to have a delay between I/O. I am wondering what is actually being edited behind the scenes ...
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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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How to add different behavior to mouse clicks in Ubuntu 12.04?

Is there a way to add custom behaviors to mouse events on Ubuntu 12.04? For example: click-and-hold the left button starts a timer when the timer hits 500 ms, the click locks into drag mode I can ...
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Dwell clicking software that supports right-dragging and allows to define shortcuts for Kubuntu

Is there any dwell clicking software for Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4? Ideally it should supports as many following features as possible: left and right-dragging double/triple click a shortcut can be ...
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How to exclude conky from the “Large Text” option in Universal Access

EDIT OF 23 DEC 2014 As you can see in the screenshot, the text and the graphs in my conky don't fit: the CPU graph has no text, the RAM one says CPU, and so on. Also, the date does not appear ...
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How to disable slowkeys?

I'll admit it: I'm a slow thinker and a poor typist - I sit with my fingers on the keyboards sometime. Is there a way to completely disable the slowkeys function?
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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 ...