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Questions tagged [accessibility]

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Any Android-based PDF+DJVU+EPUB reader with an option similar to High Contrast (Black)?

I'm a visually impaired (i.e. partially sighted) person with some reading vision unless in direct sunlight, and that too only from a short distance of about six inches at most! I'm a student of ...
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Are there any calendar plugins/widgets built with accessibility in mind?

I've been using https://fullcalendar.io/ and have found it's not be very accessible when using a screen reader. Are there any calendar plugins that account for screen reader users?
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Software to disable multi-key presses to prevent “fat finger” typos

Background: my hands, especially the left one, are fairly seriously disabled due to spinal cord damage and I can only use a keyboard with my two index fingers, plus the right thumb for pressing space, ...
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Software to select portion of screen, and click

Some time ago I saw software running on either a Mac or a Linux desktop which enabled full keyboard control of mouse-centric GUIs. The user could press a hotkey which divides the screen into sections, ...
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ICC Color profile for colorblind (deuteranomaly)

I have deuteranomaly, and am looking for an ICC profile or dedicated piece of software which could modify the intensity of the colors green and red. My intention is to use this on my PC which runs ...
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Wii games for a child with motor impairment

I have a 4-year old child with motor impairment, and recently came across several papers regarding how playing Wii games can yield improvements in dexterity, limb coordination, balance and motor ...
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Software to magnify an application

My company is using a few old apps that do not scale well when used with high resolution screens. The GUI elements appear very small, making the users angry. As all those apps are bound to be ...
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Software for Linux that disables trackpad while typing?

Problem: When I type, my thumb pad(?) brushes on the trackpad of my laptop. Windows has a feature that I turned on to temporarily disable the mouse while typing. I am looking for similar software or ...
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Accessible YouTube client

I am needing a YouTube client for Android that has been designed with accessibility in mind, the official YouTube client is terrible in this regard. The issues my grandfather is finding are as follows:...
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Software for scanning/printing documents in a large size for visually impared student

I work in a school where a lot of standard physical (non electronic) documents need to be re-worked and re-printed in a larger font size so that a visually impared student can read them. This is ...
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Web app for learning American Sign Language

What web application is most suitable for learning the common non-English visual language used by the educated U.S. Deaf community?
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Compass-based orientation app for blind users

I am looking for a voice-operated compass for blind users. Such users could use it to navigate an apartment or cross a not (too) dangerous road (although the latter application may be limited in scope)...
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Android web browser that allows zooming in on any page

Can anyone recommend an Android web browser that allows the user to zoom in on any web page? I find that most Android web browsers can zoom in on some pages, but cannot zoom in on every page. Prefer ...
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Full screen desktop zooming for Gnome/KDE

Long story short, I'm going blind and I need a full screen magnifier for Linux. I've spent the better part of a few months looking around for a half decent option across many different distros and ...
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Any software that draws a focus effect like filter on top of the screen

From my personal experience, I found out that, it is easier to focus on display screen when border area is dark. That's why, I am looking for any software that can draw this kind of dark effects on ...
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An iPhone app to play audio in (from microphone) over speakers (or headphones)

My Father is deaf and uses a hearing loop around his neck to pick up audio. However, this needs a large, bulky box to amplify the sound. He bought a 3.5mm jack to Headphone + Microphone splitter (...
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App that allows a deaf person to record the conversation with a hearing person

I am deaf and I am searching for an app that allows me to have a conversation with a hearing person using iPhone 6c iOS 9.2.1. It will help me if I need to talk with a person and not having a "live" ...
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Have to speak pre-written sentences

I am looking for an Android app you could use to list sentences like you can in Google Keep and then select any sentence and press a button to have it spoken out. This could also among other things ...
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App to help hard of hearing (HoH) for phone calls/conversations/public lectures

I'm sure many of you have aging parents; some very hard of hearing, some deaf. Phones and spoken conversations can be difficult or impossible. But voice recognition technology seems to be improving ...
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Is there an equivalent to a “Reading guide strip” for Windows, OS X or Linux?

I am looking for something like this: (from Amazon.com) I would like to know if there is a program with an equivalent function to a reading guide on the computer, both for web browsing and ...
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Chat clients (which will allow to encode music and vowel length and consonant characteristics)

Suppose a person cannot speak [/and ;\ wants to send a voiced message to someone. The current granularity of selecting a voice |may not be sufficient. Two approaches could exist: A. For people that ...
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Screen reader supporting the load of the html cite=“” attribute

Is there a screen reader which is able to load url of thecite=attribute like many do for thelongdesc=attribute ? If yes, how to use it for that purpose (it’s a global claim that browsers don’t use ...
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Are there any plugins for browser for changing website colors?

Is there any plugin for web browsers like Firefox or Chrome, which will automatically process CSS sheets to change page colors to be darker? For example, if there is white or light background on ...
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Best CMS for muliti-language and accessibility?

I’m helping an organization that works with people who come to this country (Sweden) understanding different languages (including right-to-left) and some who are disabled (difficulties to see for ...
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Automatic subtitle syncronization

I have subtitles without timing and I need to automatically sync them to a video. After some searching, I found http://www.jaivox.com/wordalign.html http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/2014/07/long-...
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Section 508 Compliant HTML Spreadsheet

I'm looking for an embedded javascript spreadsheet tool that I can put into my website. It must comply with the US government section 508 accessibility guidelines. Ideally, I would like to find a free ...
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Screen filter for colorblind

Is there a software that could help the colorblind by either filtering certain colors from the (computer) screen or modifying them in such a way as to make them more visible or distinguishable? I ...
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Accessibility colour contrast calculator for Linux like Colour Contrast Analyser

On Windows I regularly used Colour Contrast Analyser for determining how well websites meet visual accessibility guidelines, however I have now moved to Ubuntu, and am looking for a tool that will ...
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Chat software that reads out messages as they arrive?

Are there any desktop chat applications (for Mac) that can read out messages as they arrive, suitable for occasionally communicating with someone in a library with someone who is wearing earphones and ...
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How to code with voice recognition?

Over the years of long nights with poor posture, programming I've got pretty bad RSI. I'm also very interested in voice recognition in general. I would like a way to be able to program/code (c# as a ...
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Issue tracker for blind users

I'm working on a project for blind and visual impaired people. Now we are looking for an issue tracker that our testers (blind and visual impaired) can use with a screen reader like JAWS. Some of ...