Questions tagged [accessibility]

for questions about making elementary OS more accessible for users with disabilities, whether through the built-in features of the OS or additions

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Custom keyboard shortcut now activating after second press

I'm using ctrl + space as a custom shortcut to activate a TTS (text to speech) script that I wrote. I've been using this shortcut for about a week now with no problems, but recently the shortcut won'...
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Menubar/wingpanel transparency behavior [duplicate]

I'm writing about some confusion on my end regarding how Wingpanel transparency works with respect to different backgrounds. What I want: The effect I am going for on my desktop is reflected by the ...
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Increase vertical mouse scroll wheel lines?

When I mouse scroll wheel up / down it seems like I only "down arrow" 3 or 4 times. How do I double the amount of lines my mouse scroll wheel covers? It seems to be an elementary OS issue, and not a ...
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How to access on-screen keyboard from dock?

Release Juno. I want to access it straight from the dock, not going through the accessibility settings everytime.
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Large font in Pantheon greeter

Due to my relatively poor vision, I prefer to have large icons and form fields in all of my working environments. I don't need to take it as far as installing Vinux though. In Manjaro and other OSes, ...
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Size of Controls

I use elementary on a 13inch laptop with FullHD resolution. But much of the system is just too small for me. The size of the system's Font I have already made greater with "accessibility" in the ...
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Universal Access Zoom In/Out [closed]

I have been trying for hours to get the Universal Access Zoom In/Out feature to work. I have used several different key combinations but it just wouldn't work. I got the zoom in to work with ⌘+F1; ...
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How do I type in multiple languages on elementary OS?

I hail from Asia and am fluent in three languages. This means that I often find myself switching keyboards when I have to type. However, I can't seem to find the way to type in other languages beside ...
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Control pointer using keyboard on Freya

How can I control pointer using keyboard instead of mouse on elementary OS Freya? Universal Access > Pointing and Clicking > Mouse keys (turn on) ... yeah it works but pointer's speed is ridiculously ...
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How can I force mono sound output?

I am completely deaf in one ear, and would like to be able to force mono-output (system-wide) when using headphones. How can I do this? It seems that this is a useful accessibility feature.
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How can I disable transparency throughout the UI?

Transparency makes the text hard to read, and has zero benefit that I've ever been able to see. How do I turn it off? At least in Pantheon Terminal, ideally wherever it might occur.