Questions tagged [accessibility]

Usability of Unix & Linux by people with disabilities and by elderly users.

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Is it possible to increase the font size in the volumes overview in Gnome Disks?

Gnome Disks' window has a section labelled "Volumes" that shows partitions etcetera. The text outside that table-like view can be resized by setting a larger font size for "Interface Text" in the ...
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KDE keyboard delay for custom shortcut

I use zoom effect very often and I want to have it more smooth. How to change keyboard delay and repeat for a particular shortcut so that when I hold zoom-in shortcut desktop will zoom continuously?
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Does Brave support accessibility APIs on Linux (ATK, AT-SPI)?

In order for assistive technologies to work with browsers and other applications, these applications need to support the operating system's accessibility API. On the Gnome desktop, the most relevant ...
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Screen Reader on Linux system

I switched on the screen reader on my Ubuntu 17.10 machine. It works fine with Firefox 61.0.1 (64-bit), but its not working with Chrome version 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit). Is there need ...
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How to disable GNOME's 8 sec. shift hotkey for activating slow keys/keystroke delay?

When I press Shift for 8 seconds (as the upcoming dialog says, I rather feel these are 10 seconds) GNOME enables "slow keys", how they call it. Fortunately a dialog pops up before it is finally ...
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Speakup not working on boot

I'm helping teach a Linux class, and we have a blind student. We're using Debian 9 inside a virtual machine as the students' Linux boxes. We were able to (somewhat) successfully install using speech ...
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Change default screen keyboard

In Ubuntu 18.04 the default screen keyboard is the regular Gnome on-screen keyboard. It can be activated via settings > universal access. Does anybody know how to change the default on-screen ...
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How to enforce Large Text in GNOME Web?

When I enable Large Text in a GNOME/Wayland desktop session it works in most applications. In GNOME Web it's a bit different: browser chrome gets bigger some websites get bigger (e.g. https://en....
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Can I make the cursor bigger on the GNOME login screen?

I'm running a GNOME/Wayland desktop environment on a Debian-based distro. When I'm logged in I have enabled Large Text and set Cursor Size: Large, both under Settings > Universal Access. On the login ...
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Linux: Onscreen swipe keyboard

I injured my hand so that typing is now difficult. I have a touchscreen monitor on my laptop and am running Debian. Is there an on-screen keyboard which has swipe capabilities like the Google ...
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How to disable the on-screen keyboard when I use the touch screen?

I am using Fedora on a computer with touch screen. When was using Fedora 26 or older, the on-screen keyboard always pops up when I am using the touch screen (like when I selected gedit window, the on-...
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Get UI Element On-Screen Position

I'm looking for a way to fetch child UI element (Button, textbox, combobox) position on screen (does not matter if relative to parent or absolute to desktop). Is there mechanism available to perform ...
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Terminal command to disable Mouse Keys accessibility feature

Running Ubuntu-server 17.04 x64 with Cinammon 3.2.7. It seems that the mousekeys function is enabled by default, which disables the numpad and turns it into a mouse emulator. Attempting to disable ...
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Why does KDE Accessible / the screenreader start automatically and how to prevent it?

I'm running Debian 9.1 with KDE and KDE Accessible / the screenreader keeps appearing from time to time for some reason. I'd like to know why that is and how to prevent it from starting. It's not ...
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Is there a linux equivalent to Mac's “Shake to Find Cursor”?

My coworker has a Mac, and when he loses his mouse cursor, he wiggles the mouse, and the mouse pointer gets bigger and bigger to visually show its location. Is there anything like that in Linux? I ...
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Sound feedback while in terminal/text editor?

When I am typing in the terminal, often I am typing in commands or code without necessarily looking at the screen. Probably this would annoy many people, but for me I would like audible feedback from ...
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Sticky shift key

Is there a way to get "sticky" shift, so that I can (sequentially) type shift, 5 to get % shift, 3 to get # shift, r to get R There's shift lock in X11, but that doesn't cancel after producing a ...
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On-screen keyboard does not appear on screen upon focus of input in browser

I am using Fedora 21. I have activated the on-screen keyboard using the universal access. I cannot get the on-screen keyboard to appear when working in a browser, LibreOffice Calc or directory. The ...
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Which GNU/Linux distributions have good screen magnifier software, either freely available, or preinstalled?

Which GNU/Linux distributions have good screen magnifier software, either freely available, or pre-installed with the OS? Being a visually impaired nerd, I'd like to gain experience on as many ...